Supreme Court fixes August 20 to hear Atiku’s case on INEC Server

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

The Supreme Court has fixed August 20 for hearing on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s case over the rejection of his request to access the central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Naija Buzz News had reported how the Justice Muhammad Garba-led Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) unanimously rejected Atiku’s application to access the electoral umpire’s server.

Atiku who vehemently rejected the outcome of the February 23 Presidential Election noted that he won the poll based on the result he obtained from INEC server. He consequently requested permission to access INEC’s server and card reader to prove his case.

INEC however in its response to Atiku’s request noted that the former Vice President was asking for what it does not have, saying that the server Atiku is asking for does not exist because results were collated manually and not electronically as alleged by the PDP presidential candidate.

Following the ruling by the PEPT, Atiku had vowed to challenge the judgement at the Supreme Court.

The PDP and its candidate had called over 60 witnesses at the PEPT. Some of the witnesses were INEC officials in the 2019 general elections who testified that they transmitted election results electronically to a central server according to INEC instruction.

INEC however insisted that no server was used for the general election because the Electoral Act does not support it.

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