Supreme Court Adjourns hearing over INEC Server to August 20, as Electoral Body Denies Transmitting Result Electronically
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing until August 20, in an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the Independent National Electoral Commission’s central server.
Journalist gathered that the PDP and Abubakar alleged that the server housed the results of the poll electronically transmitted by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the exercise.
However, newsmen report that the tribunal on June 24, in a ruling, dismissed the claims by the PDP and Abubakar that INEC electronically transmitted the results of the February 23 poll to the said central server.
INEC denied the claim, insisting that it never transmitted the results of the polls to any server whatsoever, but that the results were collated and declared manually.