INEC acted in breach of amended Electoral Act: Atiku tells PEPC

By David Kabiyesi

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiju Abubakar has accused Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of acting in breach of the amended Electoral Act….CONTINUE READING

Speaking through lawyers at the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, PDP also re-echoed Atiku’s claims adding that INEC’s refusal to electronically transmit results of the presidential election breached the nations electoral act.

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It therefore demanded that PEPC rule in favour of the party by throwing Tinubu out of office with immediate effect.

“On the issue of transmission of election results based on new provisions in the Electoral Act, we are all in agreement, including the INEC, that there is a new regime in election management.

“The essence of the innovation was to enhance transparency in the collation of results, which was an area that we usually had problems and not the actual election, and secondly, to enhance the integrity of result declared.

“We agree that INEC had an option and we brought a video evidence by INEC Chairman showing that the electoral body indeed chose an option.

“It is our contention and it is here in evidence that witnesses admitted that results from the National Assembly election were transmitted but that of the presidential election was not.

“My lords, in a situation like this, the burden shifts on INEC to explain. It is not on the Petitioner to explain why there was such technical glitch,” PDP lawyers said….CONTINUE READING

PEPC then reserved its judgement on petitions seeking to remove President Bola Tinubu from office.