Dr Levi Uzoukwu (SAN), the leading counsel to the Labour Party (LP) and Peter Obi has blasted Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for showing a lack of preparation in defending its case at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPC).
Uzoukwu made this comment on Monday, shortly after the court adjourned its resumed sitting, following the absence of INEC’s first defence witness.
Speaking to newsmen just outside the court, the LP lawyer said his camp has a strong case and is ready to move on with its case, unlike the INEC which has continued to show inconsistencies.
‘Given the contradictions and inconsistencies and what INEC has done; I’m sure they are not ready 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 told newsmen on Monday.
While reiterating that Nigeria has never had an election like the February 25th presidential poll, the legal counsel stressed that it is the INEC’s choice to either call a witness or witnesses, adding that he and his client the LP, are ready at all times.