The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2019 presidential race,Atiku Abubakar, have advised the Supreme Court to permit them access to a server purportedly utilized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit Nigeria’s 2019 presidential decision results.
This pursued the dismissal of the solicitation at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in a decision on June 24.
Atiku is demanding that he vanquished President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls, passing by the outcomes purportedly gotten from the said focal server supposedly claimed and sent for the elections by INEC.
Atiku and the PDP, in the notice of claim, are challenging the court’s decision on four grounds.
First: They contended that the PEPT was in mistake when “in opposition to the arrangements of Section 151 (l) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as changed) they would not allow the use of the Appellants on the ground that it will add up to pre-passing judgment on the issue in the substantive case.”
Second: They contended that the court was in mistake when it neglected to practice its prudence to support them in spite of adequate materials put before it.
Third: They blamed the council for purportedly denying them “reasonable hearing in gross infringement of Section 36(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as corrected), by declining to give the use of the appellants for access to data in the first respondent’s care in this way undermining the upkeep of the request” in the third ground.
Fourth: They contended that the council’s judges “blundered in law when they neglected to consider the uncontroverted proof of the appellants contained in their further oath in help of their application for access and investigation of data in the care of the first respondent.”