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INEC Granting PDP Secret Access To Election Materials, Fayemi Alleges

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of given undue advantage to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead the litigation on the July 14 governorship poll.

Fayemi said that information reaching him had it that the electoral umpire had granted PDP access to some election materials without his lawyers’ knowledge.

Speaking through Tajudeen Akingbolu, a member of his legal team, the governor-elect said he was surprised that INEC could allow PDP to access the poll documents, even when his party which formally applied for the Certified True Copies (CTCs) of the electoral documents, had not been granted similar right .
Akingbolu said the documents requested includes Forms EC8A, EC8B, EC8C, EC8D, EC8E among others, wondering why INEC had allegedly allowed PDP lawyers access to the documents without the knowledge of other parties.

According to him, the normal practice was that when a party had been given access to electoral documents, other parties must be notified and their lawyers must be present to prevent any of the documents from being mutilated or tampered with.

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