Mr. Adejuyitan Olalekan, an INEC Presiding Officer, on Monday revealed that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the February 23 Presidential Election.
Olalekan who was Atiku’s third witness stated this at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
Naija Buzz News reported earlier that two witnesses had testified.
The second witness was Peter Uzioma Obi who worked as Registration Area Technician for INEC at ward level in Rivers State in the February 23 Presidential Election
While responding to questions from President Buhari’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun, Olalekan noted that he personally transmitted collated results at his polling unit.
“I did it myself as the Presiding Officer. I transmitted through the code provided by INEC,” Olalekan who said he was a lecturer at the African Community of Inquiry College of Education in Enugu State, noted.
According to him, all voters at his polling unit were accredited to vote and they voted via card reader.
He further stated that INEC did not direct Presiding Officers to allow voters who could not be authenticated by card reader to vote manually.
“No, we were not directed to allow people to vote manually.
“The card reader worked for every voter who came to my polling unit.”
He however noted that he does not have the name or identification number of the central server where he allegedly transmitted the results to, while responding to a question from Mr. Yunus Usman (SAN), INEC’s lawyer.
Responding to questions from Akin Olujimi (SAN), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lawyer, he noted that without the code apparently provided by INEC, results cannot be transmitted.
He however noted that he does not have the code but he had it on his phone.
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