Nigeria: We Transmitted Election Result To INEC Server – Presiding Officer

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A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Adejuyitan Olalekan, on Monday said that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll.

Olalekan told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, when he took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the People’s Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,

The witness who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), to adopt his witness statement on oath as his evidence-in-chief, was not requested to mention the state or the polling unit where he worked during the election

During cross-examination by Muhammadu Buhari’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the witness, who said he was a lecturer at African Community of Inquiry College of Education in Enugu State, maintained that he personally transmitted the collated results at his polling unit.

He said as a presiding officer, he transmitted through the code provided by INEC.

But when asked by INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), Olalekan said he does not have the name or the number of the server.

But asked if he attached the code with which he claimed to have transmitted the collated results to his witness statement on oath, he said he did not but had it on his phone.

While being cross-examined by Olanipekun, the witness maintained that all the voters at his polling units voted via card reader as the machine worked perfectly.

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