Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:00 PM

Tribunal: Atiku, PDP close case after presenting over 60 witnesses

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar formally closed their case today after the testimony of their star Osita Chidoka and other over 60 witnesses.

Chidoka, an Aviation Minister under the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, served as the National Collation Officer of the PDP, The Nation reports.

Although Chidoka claimed in his written statement, that results were transmitted electronically, he could not, under cross-examination, sustain that claim.

Chidoka could not provide the address of the said server and information about its location.

He said INEC Chairman spoke about INEC server, but said he got information that results were transmitted to it form a whistle-blower.

Chidoka, who confirmed that results were collated from the polling unit level, through ward, state and national levels manually, admitted that what the information contained in all his statements are from the information he got from his party’s agents.

The court has adjourned till July 29 for the defendants to open their defence, beginning with INEC, listed as the first defendant.

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