Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained why results of last general elections could not be transmitted electronically, contrary to claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its last presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku and the PDP, who are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT, claimed to have won the election by virtue of some results they got from a certain server, into which they said INEC transmitted the results of the election.
At the resumption of the proceedings of the PEPT on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, lawyer to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alex Izinyon (SAN), played a video, where INEC Chairman said his commission could not transmit results electronically, because of inadequate communication facilities/coverage in the country and the challenge of cybersecurity.
Izinyon further tendered a digital video disc, DVD, which contained the interview Yakubu granted to a private television station, in which he gave details of the challenges of transmitting results electronically.
The DVD was admitted as Exhibit: P85, while the certificate of compliance, tendered with it, was admitted as Exhbit: P86.
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