The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday fixed TODAY Thursday JUNE 13TH, for the hearing of people democartic party (PDP) And its canditate,Atiku Abubakars application for access to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s electronic server.
According to the infrmation reaching us here thebiafrastar reporters that Abubakar and his party, PDP are callenging the victory of president Muhammadu Buahri and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Febuary 23 presidencial election.
INEC had declared buahri and APC the winner of Febuary 23 election polling 15,191,847 voters t defeat his closest rival, Abubakar, who polled 11,262,978 votes
INEC had asked the tribunal to strike out Atiku and his party’s petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election for their failure to include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition.
Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, are the respondents.
The five-man tribunal headed by Justice Mohammed Garba also on Tuesday reserved judgment on the nine applications they heard regarding the petition filed by Atiku and his party challenging Buhari’s win.
Justices Abdul Aboki, Joseph Ikyegh, Samuel Oseji and Peter Ige are other members of the tribunal.
However, in its reply on April 10 to counter Atiku and his party’s petition, INEC urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition, insisting that their claims were false.
Counsel for the electoral body, Yunus Usman (SAN), said they collated the results of the election manually and never transmitted them electronically.
Usman added that INEC did not keep any server where the results of the polls could have been transmitted electronically and stored as alleged by the petitioners.
But the petitioners in their application filed on May 8, maintained that INEC kept “central servers” in which “information was recorded and stored in database packets relating to the accreditation of voters and transmission of results from the presidential election.”
They sought to be permitted to inspect the said servers and the card reader