The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the 2019 Presidential election challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in its entirety.
Part of the decisions reached so far are: President Muhammadu Buhari was eminently qualified to contest the February 23, 2019 presidential election
Buhari did not give information in an affidavit submitted to INEC concerning his academic qualification
The manual for the election issued by INEC did not provide for electronic transmission of results of the election
Petitioners failed to prove that election results were transmitted electronically.
Petitioners’ Witness 59, who was brought from Kenya, failed to prove that there was an INEC server.
PW59 relied on hearsay information about the said INEC server posted on a website, www.factsdontlie.com by a purported whistle blower who was never known.
Card reader machine was not used to transmit results during the election but for mere authentication of ownership of voter cards.
Petitioners merely dumped documents particularly electoral materials on the tribunal without demonstrating them by tying the evidence of any of their 62 witnesses to the documents in their bid to prove the allegations in their petition