Breaking: Tribunal Rules Against Atiku, PDP On INEC Server


The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday declared that there was no evidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC transmitted the results of the 2019 presidential election electronically to any server, Vanguard reports.

Delivering judgement on the matter, the chairman of the tribunal Justice Mohammed Garba said that the petitioners, that is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar failed to prove the existence of an INEC server or that the electoral commission transmitted results electronically.


The court held that there was no law in place in Nigeria that allows electronic transmission of results or the transmission of result using card reader going by the electoral act.


“I have carefully examined and examined Exhibit 28 (INEC Manual for Election) tendered by the petitioners, I did not see where there is provision for electronic transmission of result of election,” Justice Garba said.