The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained reasons behind the delay in granting the Labour Party access to election materials in Imo State.
INEC disclosed it is assembling all the materials the Labour Party requested for and that its legal department would estimate the cost of certifying all 33 items they requested for.
The electoral umpire stressed that after this process, the party could then make payment for the election materials to be released.
A statement by INEC reads: “The attention of the Management of the Commission in Imo State has been drawn to the statements from the Labour Party in Imo State, which claims that INEC has refused to issue the Party with a certified True Copies of Election materials, and wish to make clarifications on the matter.
“INEC however acknowledges the receipt of the application for the certification of documents from the LP, and had held active correspondence with them, informing them that the legal department would estimate the cost of the certification of all 33 items they requested for.
“The Commission is assembling all the needed documents to assess the cost so that payment could be made. Management clearly understands the right of parties to request for CTC of documents and would work assiduously to issue them”.