The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing in an application on the Server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate in the February election, Atiku Abubakar to August 20, 2019.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on June 24, rejected the plea by the PDP and Atiku to inspect INEC’s Server which they said housed the electronically transmitted the results of the February 23 election.
The PDP and Atiku are challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the INEC’s central server.
In the petition, the PDP and Atiku alleged that the INEC’s Server contain the results of the presidential election that were transmitted electronically by the electoral umpire during the poll.
However, INEC claim that it did not transmit the results of the polls to any server as its results were collated and declared manually.
This is just as President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), being the defendants in the suit equally opposed the PDP and Atiku’s request to have access to the INEC’s Server.