INEC yet to give us all I-ReV reports, other evidence sought -Obi tells court

Labour Party, LP and its candidate, Mr. Peter Obi for the February 25, presidential poll, Tuesday, told the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was yet to release to them, all I-ReV reports and other evidence subpoenaed by the court.

Obi and LP are challenging the declaration of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by INEC as winner of the poll.

Respondents in the matter are Tinubu, APC, INEC and Kashim Shettima.

At the hearing in the matter on Tuesday, Obi/LP lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu, SAN said: “My lord, I pray to this court that since INEC has failed to provide the full documents requested by the order of this court, that they be mandates them to produce it tomorrow (Wednesday).

“Subpoena was successfully served to INEC, so they sent Funmilayo Taiwo to drop documents in INEC’s possession.”

INEC had though its representative, said: “My name is Funmimayo Taiwo. I am here on behalf of the Chairman (of INEC).

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“I am here on behalf of the one (subpoena) dated May 30. In respect of document A, we don’t have anything like that in existence. B-E are coming from the states for logistics reasons, we don’t have them yet. We are just with the documents listed in R and S, INEC manual and regulations,” she added.

At that point, Dr. Livy, said: “It is unfair to us. We close our case this week. INEC rejected the subpoena served on them. They should produce all documents before the close of our case.”

Meanwhile, 7th witness of the petitioners, Mpeh Clarita Ogar, a female cloud Engineer and Architect With Amazon Web Services, AWS, was cross examined by the respondents counsel, Abubakar Mahmood, SAN, for INEC, Chief Olanipekun Wole, SAN, for Tinubu and Shettima and Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, for APC.

Ogar, however, under cross examination, insisted that no glitch was recording in the transmission of results of the February 25, presidential poll, specifically the election day.

Asked how many votes were affected by the glitch, she responded, “By my reports, no glitches were recorded on that date.”

She also admitted that she conducted a preliminary investigation on the application used by INEC for election.

He also said that report she tendered were by Amazon, though she presented it in court.

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