The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 polls, Peter Obi arrived at the Court of Appeal in Abuja to observe the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) case involving his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obi, in a statement he shared via his Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, said that he had decided to cancel his campaign trips to appear in court with his lawyers.
Counsel for Obi, Onyechi Ikpeazu, said the essence of the application was to enable them to extract data embedded in the BVAS, which represented the actual results from polling units.
Ikpeazu, prayed the court to allow them to conduct a physical inspection of all the BVAS that was used for the presidential election as this is to ensure that the evidence is preserved before the BVAS are reconfigured by INEC.
He added that if they are wiped out, it will affect the substance of the case.
Counsel for INEC, Tanimu Inuwa, however, urged the court to refuse the application, insisting that granting the request by Obi and the LP would affect its preparations for the impending governorship and state assembly elections.
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