- Two subpoenaed witnesses of the PDP in the February 25 presidential election on Thursday admitted at the tribunal that the BVAS failed to transmit the election results after the collation
- According to the witnesses, the BVAS machine developed system error immediately after the results of the National Assembly poll were transmitted
- The INEC ad-hoc staff explained that they had to resort to other means of getting the results when it became clear that the BVAS machines would not help them
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Two ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) acting as subpoenaed witnesses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have admitted that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) failed to transmit the results of the election after the collation.
The witnesses identified simply as Friday Egwuma and Grace Timothy told the presidential tribunal on Thursday, June 8, that the BVAS machine allocated to them developed a system error immediately after the results of the Senate and House of Representatives aspects of the poll were freely transmitted, The Punch reported.
"BVAS failed to transmit results," INEC officials reveal in court
In their subpoena evidence, the two INEC officials explained that they had to resort to other means of getting the results when it became clear that the BVAS machines would not help them, The Nigerian Tribune report added.
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Meanwhile, further hearing in the petition has been shifted to June 9 by the Presiding Justice of the Court, Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani.
Wike reacts as reports claim Tinubu did not win 2023 presidential election in Rivers state
The immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that he did not regret any of his political decisions while at the helm of affairs in the oil-rich state.
He stated this during an interview with BBC Pidgin, reflecting on the aftermath of his political journey since he left office on Monday, May 29.
When asked to react to the allegations and investigative reports conducted by BBC and Premium Times stating that the presidential election in Rivers State was rigged in favour of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he said: "There was no electoral fraud in the presidential election."
Fresh twist hits presidential tribunal as witness accuses Peter Obi of rigging
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has been accused of rigging out the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in the presidential polls in Anambra state.
Ndubuisi Nwobu, a witness of Atiku, disclosed to the tribunal on Wednesday, June 7, that the presidential election in Anambra state was marred with many electoral malpractices.
The witness, the chairman of the Anambra chapter of the PDP, said he was forced to sign result sheets while noting that the presiding officers did not upload election results.