Posted on Mon 24 Jun 2019, 03:05 PM

The application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate for permission to access the central server used for the February 23 presidential poll by INEC has been dismissed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

According to punch, the Justice Mohammed Garba-led bench of five judges, in a unanimous ruling, upheld the separation objections by the three respondents to the petitioners’ application.

The three respondents are INEC, Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress.

Dismissing the application, the tribunal held that granting it would amount to pre-judging the main issue meant for trial during the substantive hearing of the petition.

Delivering the lead ruling of the tribunal, Justice Garba held that granting the applications by the petitioners while INEC denied the existence of the said server and that results of the election were not electronically transmitted into any server would amount to deciding the central issue in the petition at the interlocutory stage.

Justice Garba, who delivered the lead ruling of the tribunal, held that INEC having denied the existence of the said server and insisted that results of the election were not electronically transmitted into any server as alleged by the petitioners, granting the application would amount to deciding the central issue in the petition at the interlocutory stage.

He added that granting the application would imply that the court had “indeed recognised and found out that there is a central server into which results of the held on February 23, 2019 were electronically transmitted by the 1st respondent (INEC)”.

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