The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has addressed recent reports alleging that it refused to provide certified true copies of the November 11 gubernatorial polls to the Labour Party’s governorship candidate, Athan Achonu, in Imo State.
INEC clarified its position through its verified handle on Monday.
Achonu had accused INEC of denying his party access to the certified true copies of election documents.
In response, INEC stated that it is in the process of assessing the cost for certifying the requested documents and assembling all necessary materials.
The electoral body posted on its official handle: “The attention of the management of the Commission in Imo State has been drawn to the statements from the Labour Party in Imo State, which claim that INEC has refused to issue the party with certified true copies of election materials and wish to clarify the matter.”
The statement continued, “INEC, however, acknowledges the receipt of the application for the certification of documents from the LP and had held active correspondence with them, informing them that the legal department would estimate the certification cost of all 33 items they requested.”
“The Commission is assembling all the needed documents to assess the cost so that payment could be made. Management clearly understands the right of parties to request for CTC of documents and would work assiduously to issue them.”
It is important to note that INEC had previously declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the November 11 governorship polls in Imo State.
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