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You suffered ‘technical glitch’ in your own case – Kenneth Okonkwo knocks INEC



Kenneth Okonkwo , a chieftain of the Labour Party, LP, Kenneth Okonkwo has told the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that the commission suffered a ‘technical glitch’ in its own case.

Speaking via a post via his Twitter handle on Monday, the Labour Party chieftain said INEC failed to begin its defence at the presidential election petition tribunal on Monday.


According to the LP chieftain, INEC might have had a ”technical glitch”, leading to the absence of its witnesses, stating that none of the witnesses was in court for domestic reasons, pleading with the court to bear with him while applying for an adjournment of his defence.

The court later adjourned to July 4 for the continuation of the hearing.

The LP chieftain added also that the commission’s inability to open its defence amounted to a waste of fuel, which he accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, government of raising beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians.

Okonkwo stated, ”Today (sic) was slated for INEC to open their case at the Presidential Election Petition Court. Not surprisingly, they failed to produce any witness, claiming their witness disappointed them. Must INEC continue to have a “technical glitch” even in their own case?\

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“What a waste of fuel, which this APC government has raised beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians like us. The petition is adjourned to tomorrow, July 4 2023, for the continuation of the hearing.”

Recall that INEC started its defence of the February 25 presidential election on a shaky note, with its witnesses absent at the Court on Monday.

The commission’s lead counsel, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmood, SAN, had informed the court of his plan to call three witnesses to counter LP’s allegations and its Presidential candidate, Peter Gregory Obi.

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