Presidential Tribunal: INEC debunks PDP’s claim to have transmitted results electronically

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu has explained why results of last general elections could not be transmitted electronically, contrary to claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its last presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku and the PDP, who are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal , claimed to have won the election by virtue of some results they got from a certain server, into which they said INEC transmitted the results of the election.

President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), at the resumption of the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday morning, played a video, where INEC Chairman said his commission could not transmit results electronically, because of inadequate communication facilities/coverage in the country and the challenge of cybersecurity.

Izinyon further tendered a digital video disc (DVD) which contained the interview Yakubu granted to a private television station, in which he gave details of the challenges of transmitting results electronically.

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