The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of being bias, following the comment made by INEC that the Presidential candidate of APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu won the presidential election even when the case is still in court.
According to Peter Obi, INEC as an independent body ought to maintain neutrality in electoral contests among candidates especially the Presidential election.
Peter Obi, in a reply he filed before the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, faulted the electoral body for filing a preliminary objection in support of the President-elect and candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He noted that both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal had in the past, cautioned INEC not to place itself “in a position where imputation of partiality in favour of one party against one will be levelled against it.”
The commission had in response prayed to the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, PEPT, to dismiss the petition filed by LP and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, saying the reliefs sought were not grantable.