About 13 Presiding Officers (POs) in Borno and Yobe states have revealed at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja that they transmitted the results of the February 23 Presidential election in their various units and wards to the official server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The POs disclosed this in their respective Witness Statement of Oath in support of the petition filed by the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
They stated that the INEC had instructed them on how to transmit the results to its server during their training.
The position of the POs, however, contradicted the submission of INEC who had stated in its reply to the petition that results were not sent to its server.
Atiku had in his 139-page petition before the tribunal stated that from the data in INEC’s server, the true, actual and correct results showed that he (Atiku) secured a total of 18,356,732 votes against Buhari’s 16,741,430 votes.
But, INEC stated that there was no result in its server and that the presidential election results were not transmitted electronically.