Presidential election: Supreme Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal, affirms Buhari’s victory

L-R: muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar
L-R: Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar

The Supreme Court has held that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar failed to prove their claim that INEC had a server and that it transmitted election results electronically.

The court, while giving reasons for dismissing the appeal by the PDP and Atiku, held that they were wrong to have relied on results to get from a website www.factsdontlieng.com, whose owner they could not establish, to claim to have won the election.

“I agree entirely with the court below that the appellants failed to prove that INEC has the server from which they got their figures.

“As a result, all the results, calculations and analysis based on the results claimed, are of no moment,” Justice Inyang Okoro said.

The court resolved issue 3 against the appellant.

The court also resolved issue 4 against ‎ on irregularity and corrupt practices against the appellants.

The court further ‎resolved the 5th issue against the appellant, which relates to the admission of some documents tendered by the respondents to the petition before the lower court.

The Supreme Court proceeded to dismiss the appeal after resolving all the five issues determined against the appellants.

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