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Counsel to LP kicks as INEC fails to present defence witness



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Counsel to the Labour Party (LP), Levi Uzoukwu, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, on Monday berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the commission’s failure to invite its defence witness at the resumed proceedings. Uzoukwu was of the view that INEC is not prepared to defend its case at the tribunal.
The LP lawyer, in a media interaction after the adjournment of proceedings on Monday, declared that his team “has a strong case and are ready to move on with their case, unlike the INEC that has continued to show inconsistencies”.
Uzoukwu maintained: “given the contradictions and inconsistencies and what INEC has done; I’m sure they are not read to defend this case.
“I stand to be proven wrong, but I would wish that they defend this matter so that the public will see more things of what happened to this election.”
He stated that “it is INEC’s choice to either call a witness or witnesses,” reiterating that he and his client are ready at all times”.