2019 presidential election: We won’t call any witness in defence of petition by PDP, Atiku – INEC. INEC has refused to call any witness in defence of petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP – Atiku is challenging the victory of President Buhari during the February 23 presidential election.
Yunus Usman, the INEC’s lawyer, said the commission scrutinised the evidence by witnesses called by the petitioners and found that there was no need for it The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would not call any witness in defence of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Nation reports that the INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), announced this on Monday, July 29, at the resumption of proceedings at the presidential election petition court. the court’s schedule, INEC was expected to open its defence on Monday but when the case was called, Usman said they have scrutinised the evidence by witnesses called by the petitioners and found that there was no need for it.
It was reported that the PDP had during its session presented 62 witnesses out of the 400 earlier billed to testify at the tribunal. Atiku and the PDP, who are challenging the outcome of the last presidential election before the tribunal, claimed to have won the election by virtue of some results they got from a certain server, into which they said INEC transmitted the results of the poll.