Supreme Court rejects Atiku, PDP’s request to access INEC server‎

Supreme Court rejects Atiku, PDP’s request to access INEC server‎

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has lost the bid to inspect the server of INEC.

In a unanimous judgment by a five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Chima Nweze, the appeal was dismissed on the ground that Atiku and the PDP had failed to provide sufficient reasons why the application should be granted.

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Earlier on Tuesday, the court had earlier on struck out an appeal filed by the PDP and Atiku against a ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).

The PEPC had ruled that held that they did not have a reply to an application filed on May 14, 2019, by APC seeking among other reliefs, the dismissal of their (Atiku and the PDP) petition challenging Pres. Buhari’s victory at the 2019 presidential election.

A five-man panel led by Justice Datijo Mohammed, therefore, struck out the appeal for having become statute-barred.

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