The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has struck out the evidence on a claim that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC transmitted results to a server during the last presidential election.
Recall the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar, had invited a Kenyan Information and Communication Technology, ICT, expert, David Njorga, as the 59th petitioners’ witnesses to establish the server claim.
However, in the judgment, the court held classified the evidence by Mr Njorga as hearsay evidence because he claimed to have sourced the information about the supposed INEC server from a third-party website: www.factsdontlieng.com.
Justice Mohammed Garba said the court cannot rely on such unbelievable evidence as presented by Njorga to hold that there actually exists a server.
The judge also dismissed the evidence by the petitioners’ witness number 60 (Gbenga Joseph) who claimed to be a statistician.
He noted that Joseph admitted during cross-examination that he has no professional certification.
Justice Garba said the evidence by both witnesses, who the petitioners described as their expert witnesses, did not qualify as such.