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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar And The Verdict Of Man – Dele Momodu
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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar And The Verdict Of Man – Dele Momodu

In this edition, Dele Momodu writes on the Supreme Court's Judgement on the petition filled by the presidential candidate of the APC in the February 2019 General Elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Read below: Fellow Nigerians, the cookie finally crumbled for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar two days ago as the highest court in Nigeria, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, threw his case out of the window, in a jiffy. He had approached the Supreme Court for a reprieve from what he claimed was the hellish decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismissing his Petition on all grounds. He sought a declaration that he had won the last Presidential election against the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, and that INEC, Nigeria’s electoral body had manipulated his rightful votes and dashed wh...
Sagay: Atiku’s Lawyers Only Collected His Billions
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Sagay: Atiku’s Lawyers Only Collected His Billions

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has reacted to the Supreme Court judgment which validated President Muhammadu Buhari’s election, saying the lawyers of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only collected hefty sums from him. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay said any serious lawyer with hood good knowledge of election laws would have known that there is no way Atiku could have won based on the two issues he promised his appeal on. The two issues according to him are Buhari’s certificate and INEC server.When I look at these two major issues, i just wondered what the appeal was all about. For me it is about lawyers just making millions, maybe billions, because an...
PEPT: Atiku Goes To Supreme Court Monday, To File 70-Point Grounds Of Appeal
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PEPT: Atiku Goes To Supreme Court Monday, To File 70-Point Grounds Of Appeal

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has concluded plans to file an appeal on Monday challenging the outcome of the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal, PEPT. According to THISDAY, ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for an appeal against the tribunal’s judgement, Mr Atiku had put together 70 points as grounds for the appeal, which he plans to turn in on Monday. The PEPT judgement was delivered on September 11 and Mr Atiku, as the appellant, had 14 days to file an appeal. By this calculation, the deadline for the filling of an appeal is Wednesday, September 25, while the petition has a lifespan of 60 days within which the appeal must be determined. An unnamed Mr Atiku’s lawyer was quoted by...
Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server
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Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party have approached the Supreme Court to grant them access to a supposed server purportedly used to transmit election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in a ruling on June 24, 2019 had rejected a similar request they made in a motion on notice that was dismissed, a decision Atiku and the PDP have now appealed before the Supreme Court via a notice of appeal filed on June 26, 2019. Atiku and his party want the Supreme Court to allow their appeal and set aside the June 24, 2019 ruling of the PEPT. In rejecting the application, the PEPT had held, among others that granting their reques...
Buhari Vs Atiku: PDP Reacts To 60 Political Parties’ Position On ‘INEC Server’
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Buhari Vs Atiku: PDP Reacts To 60 Political Parties’ Position On ‘INEC Server’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of allegedly sponsoring an “amorphous group” to support the denial by the Commission of the existence of a server. Recall that a group, under the aegis of Forum of Presidential Candidates of the 2019 Elections and National Party Chairmen on Tuesday, faulted the claim by PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that electronic server was used during the 2019 presidential election. The group backed the denial by INEC of the existence of the server. This was in response to the decision by the presidential election petition tribunal on Monday rejecting the request by the candidate of the PDP in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, to allow th...
60 Presidential Candidates Fault PDP, Atiku On Use Of Server
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60 Presidential Candidates Fault PDP, Atiku On Use Of Server

About 60 presidential candidates in the 2019 general elections have faulted the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar over the controversy surrounding the use of a server, describing it as unnecessary. They also criticised the report of European Union Election Observer Mission which alleged a lack of transparency in the guidelines of election. The parties under the aegis of Joint Forum of 60 Presidential Candidates and National Chairmen, at a press conference addressed by Alhaji Mohammed Shittu, said the Independent National Electoral Commission did creditably well. The event was also attended by the Co-Convener of the forum and chairman of West African Coalition of Political Parties, Chief Perry Opara. Shittu said, “We reiterate that the I...
Atiku Heads To Supreme Court Over INEC Server
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Atiku Heads To Supreme Court Over INEC Server

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to challenge, at the Supreme Court, the dismissal of their application to be granted access to inspect the central server allegedly used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to transmit results of the last general election. Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had earlier ruled in a unanimous decision that the request could not be granted since the issue of whether such central server existed or not, is already a subject of controversy in the substantive petition that is challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Reacting to the Tribunal’s ruling, a senior member of the Atiku and PDP’s legal team, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, told Journalists: “T...
Several INEC Staff Say Results Transmitted To ‘Central Server’ – Premium Times
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Several INEC Staff Say Results Transmitted To ‘Central Server’ – Premium Times

Several officials who said they were deployed as electoral officers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 presidential election said they transmitted results electronically to a ‘central server’ through smart card readers. This they said was done in compliance with the directive given by the commission during a three-day training before the polls. The 20 officials deployed to various states, who mostly worked as presiding officers, said they were told that there was a “central server in Abuja” where results are collated electronically. It is not immediately clear on which “central Server” the officials admitted to transmitting results but this has added a new twist to the ongoing confusion trailing INEC’s consistent denial that it used no server ...
2019 Election Server: INEC Denies Resignation Of ICT Director
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2019 Election Server: INEC Denies Resignation Of ICT Director

This refutation may not be unconnected with the contention regarding whether INEC used a server in transmitting 2019 presidential election results or not. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says reports that its Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Mr. Chidi Nwafor, has resigned is fake news. The commission, on Saturday, made this known on its official Twitter handle, @inecnigeria. This refutation may not be unconnected with the contention regarding whether INEC used a server in transmitting 2019 presidential election results or not. The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are claiming INEC transferred the election results using a server. It described the report as false, urging members of the publ...
INEC Received N1.47 Billion For Servers Ahead Of 2019 Election – Premium Times
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INEC Received N1.47 Billion For Servers Ahead Of 2019 Election – Premium Times

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) received N1.47 billion to replace and maintain computer servers for use during the 2019 general elections, PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed. It is not clear though how the servers, which store computer data, were used during the polls. But the finding raises fresh concerns over the commission’s recent claim it had no server for the elections. Determining whether the commission operated a central computer database that received election results has become central to the 2019 presidential election dispute, after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said results on the server proved he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari. The electoral commission declared Mr Buhari winner of the February 16 election, but Mr Abubakar, his main challe...
It Is Illegal To Transmit Election Results Electronically – Attahiru Jega
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It Is Illegal To Transmit Election Results Electronically – Attahiru Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has denied making a statement on the existence of a server during his time as head of the commission.Mr Jega, in a circulated comment, was quoted as saying the INEC server existed and is ‘functional’, even in his own time. The statement drew comments from Nigerians who questioned the current chairman of INEC for the commission’s claim it had no server for the 2019 general elections. Mr Jega in 2010 replaced Maurice Iwu as substantive chairman of the commission and served until 2015. He was succeeded by current chairman, Mahmood Yakubu after Amina Zakari served a short stint as Acting Chairman. Unending controversy Discussions about INEC server gained more attention in the past week after the commissio...
We Only Experimented With Server But Not For 2019 Elections, Says INEC
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We Only Experimented With Server But Not For 2019 Elections, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018. The Commission said that the clarification was necessary because of rising controversies on the transmission of 2019 Presidential Election results from states to the INEC server. Speaking during the Post Election Retreat organised by the Commission for its staff and ad hoc staff engaged for the last general elections in Osun State, INEC National Commissioner, Solomon Soyebi, explained that many factors forced the Commission to drop the idea of electronic transmission of the results to a central server. Soyebi added that I...
“When They Claim They Don’t Have A Server Show Them This”- Dino Melaye On INEC Server
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“When They Claim They Don’t Have A Server Show Them This”- Dino Melaye On INEC Server

Here is a video of the moment some INEC hired consultants were training INEC adhoc staff on how to transfer the election results to INEC server with the card readers before the 2019 election. Senator Dino Melaye who shared the video wrote; “When they claim they dont have a server show them this” Watch the video;   View this post on Instagram   When they claim they dont have a server show them this A post shared by Senator Dino Melaye (SDM) (@dinomelaye) on Jun 15, 2019 at 9:04am PDT
Presiding Officers: We Transmitted Official Results Directly To INEC Server
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Presiding Officers: We Transmitted Official Results Directly To INEC Server

About 13 Presiding Officers (POs) in Borno and Yobe states have told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja that they transmitted the results of the February 23 Presidential election in their various units and wards to the official server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The POs in their respective Witness Statement of Oath in support of the petition filed by the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC), stated that the election body had, during their training, instructed them on how to transmit the results to its server. The submission of the POs was to lay credence to the petition of Atiku and PDP, wherein t...

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