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Tribunal Rejects Atiku’s Request To Access INEC Server

By GRANDNEWS on 24/06/2019

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Atiku Abubakar (middle) with Prince Uche Secondus, PDP Chairman (right)
Atiku Abubakar (middle) with Prince Uche Secondus, PDP Chairman (right)

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday rejected the request by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow them access to the server used for this year’s presidential election.

According to a Channels TV report, ruling on the application, the five-member panel unanimously refused the request, saying it could not be granted because issues had been joined by parties over the existence or otherwise of the server.

The judges held that the court cannot delve into the server issue at the interlocutory stage of the panel’s sittings.

PDP and Abubakar, through their lawyers, led by Levy Uzoukwu, asked the tribunal to compel INEC to grant them access to the server and smart card readers used in the conduct of the election.

But the counsel representing INEC, Yunus Usman, in a counter affidavit asked the court to dismiss the application.

“They are asking us to bring something we do not have,” Mr Usman said.

He further called the attention of the tribunal to its judgment of March 6 granting PDP access to inspect only election materials without the server.

PDP and Abubakar are challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election.

Source GRANDNEWS

Posted 24/06/2019 3:20:49 PM

 

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