BREAKING: Court Dismisses Labour Party, Obi’s Objection, Grants INEC Request to Reconfigure BVAS
The Presidential Election Petition Court sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, granted the request of the Independent National Electoral Commission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System it used for the presidential election.
The court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of justices, held that preventing the electoral umpire from reconfiguring the BVAS would adversely affect the forthcoming governorship and State Assembly elections.
Recall that the Labour Party and Presidential candidate for the February 25th, 2023 General Election, Mr. Peter Obi have earlier kicked against the move of the Commission to reconfigure the BVAS.
Nonetheless, the Court of Appeal, however, dismissed the objections of the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to the request.