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Presidential Tribunal: INEC, Others Oppose Atiku’s Tendered Documents Against Tinubu


Presidential Tribunal: INEC, Others Oppose Atiku’s Tendered Documents Against Tinubu

All documents tendered before the presidential Election Petitions Tribunal by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has been rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Bola Tinubu, and the All Progressive Congress (APC).

At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, counsel to Atiku Abubakar, Chris Uche, told the court that the team had prepared a second schedule of documents to be tendered and same had already been served to the parties involved.

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Among the documents tendered in evidence by the petitioners were certified true copies of Form EC8A downloaded from the INEC Results Viewing Portal (IReV).

The forms tendered included those for eight local government areas (LGAs) in Bayelsa State, 23 LGAs in Kaduna State, 20 in Ogun, and 23 in Kogi.

The petitioners further tendered Form EC40G for Kaduna State (This is the form where INEC inputs the number of all polling units cancelled or those where voters could not vote).


Finally, they tendered the printout of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and accreditation data with details, including the timestamps for 33 states.

They prayed the court to deem the documents as read pursuant to provisions of paragraph 46(a) of the first schedule of the Electoral Act.

For Kogi State, the respondents objected to the admission of all the documents in most of the local governments, except Olamaboro, Ofu, Omala, Okehi and Ajaokuta.

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They also declined giving consent that the documents be deemed as read, having objected to their admissibility.

Having tendered the documents, the Chairman of the court, Justice Haruna Tsammani, admitted them as evidence.

The court subsequently adjourned the case to June 1, for continuation of hearing.

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