INEC Server: Supreme Court Fixes August 20 For Atiku, PDP’s Application
Following an application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the rejection of their request to access the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s “central server” the Supreme Court has adjourned the case for hearing to August 20.
The apex court took the decision today, Tuesday.
Recall that Mr. Abubakar and PDP are alleging that the “server”, housed the results of the poll electronically transmitted by the Independent National Election Commission during the exercise.
Recall also that on June 24 the tribunal 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.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, APC whose victory at the polls is being challenged by the petitioners at the tribunal, also opposed the petitioners’ request for access to the said INEC’s server.