Nigeria’s electoral body, INEC), says it will not call any witness in defence of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Concise News learned that INEC lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), announced this at the resumption of proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday in Abuja.
This news medium understands that Usman said his client had scrutinised the evidence by witnesses called by the petitioners and found that there was no need for it.
The country’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission, had announced President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner with 15,191,847 votes with Atiku getting 11, 262,978.
But Atiku and the PDP, this news medium understands, claimed that results from a purported INEC server showed that he scored 18,356,732 as against Buhari’s 16,741,430 votes.
However, INEC said it did not transmit results electronically.