ATIKU’S WITNESS SAYS HE NEEDS INEC CHAIRMAN’S PERMISSION TO READ OUT WHAT’S ON INEC SERVER

An Information and Communications Technology expert witness, David Njoga, called by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said on Friday, that he needed the permission of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission to decrypt or read some documents he claimed to have been obtained from the commission’s server. Njoga, who said he came from Kenya to testify in the case, said without the INEC chairman’s permission, he could not access the said server and decrypt the documents obtained from it. The petitioners are…

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PDP LISTS NAMES OF APC OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN ELECTORAL FRAUD

A local government collation officer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election, on Tuesday, named two agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress whom he accused of voting for others at the election. The collation officer, Abubakar Abdullahi, said the agents are Isah Haliru and Ibrahim Mukhtar. Mr Abdullahi was speaking during his cross-examination at the continuation of hearings of the PDP’s petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the witness, agents of Mr Buhari’s APC at the polling unit where he supervised elections…

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INEC OFFICIAL TOOK 10,000 DOLLARS TO ALTER RESULTS IN FAVOUR OF BUHARI IN NASARAWA – PDP AGENT

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA- A Ward Collation Agent, Bikita Ali, on Tuesday, alleged before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, that an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, collected $10, 000 to change result of the February 23 presidential election in Nasarawa State, in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku and Buhari Ali, who appeared as the 43rd witness in the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lodged to challenge the declaration of President Buhari as winner of the presidential contest,…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIBUNAL: ATIKU TO PRESENT VIDEO EVIDENCE TODAY

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will today play back videos of the February 23 presidential election at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. A senior counsel in the Atiku team said the videos will point out how alleged riggings were carried out by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku and the PDP were also expected to present their star witnesses next week as they concluded their case on the petition challenging the result of the election. Also, the petitioners called nine more local government…

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VIRTUALLY ALL THE RESULT SHEETS WERE MUTILATED IN BORNO, ATIKU’S AGENT REVEALS

The Borno State collation agent for the Peoples Democratic Party in the last presidential election, Mr. Nicholas Msheliza, said at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday that virtually all the result sheets from the various local governments in the state were mutilated. He also said there was zero accreditation of voters in over 200 polling units out of the 3,933 statutory polling units in the state. He noted that there were a total of 5,078 ‎voting points, including the polling units. Testifying as the 23rd petitioners’ witness at the…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL THROWS AWAY APC, BUHARI OBJECTION BEGINS TAKING OF WITNESSES

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have opened trial at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja in respect of their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, at the February 23, 2019 poll. The petitioners’ legal team led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), on Thursday, opened the trial by tendering electoral document, Form EC8C for Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State. The tendering was opposed by the respondents’ lawyers, but as earlier agreed among the parties, the lawyers said…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL: PARTY TO PRESENT 2 WITNESSES

The Hope Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Chief Ambrose Oworu, on Tuesday told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that they would call only two witnesses to prove their petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Counsel to Owuru and the HDP, Chukwu Njoku, stated this shortly after it adopted the petitioners pre-hearing information sheet filed on May 5, 2019. Njoku further told the five member presidential panel headed by Justice Mohammed Garba that, “Subject to the convenience of the court they would…

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