The Presidential Election Tribunal has turned down the PDP’s request for more time to close their case.
Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar is contesting the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the election.
The tribunal led by Chairman, Muhammed Garba had set ten days for the petitioners to close the case and the set period will lapse today, Friday, July 19th.
Attorneys representing the PDP presented fresh documents to contest the victory of President Buhari at the polls. However, he ruling party’s attorneys rejected the admissibility of the documents, promising to give their reasons for that in a final address.
The documents presented by the PDP include Expert Report of INEC’s Electoral Information Systems as revealed by Whistle Blowers Website, Downloaded documents from the website, Certificate of Compliance and Executive Summary for the 11 states under review.
Chairman of the tribunal, Garba however admitted the PDP’s documents as exhibits.
The party also brought its 59th witness, David Njonga who claimed to have obtained data from an INEC server. The APC’s and Buhari’s attorneys however rejected the Kenyan ICT expert submissions as they claimed the data were not gotten from INEC.
The PDP also presented Forms EC8 A and EC8 B which are result sheets from seven local government areas in Kano State.
INEC’s attorneys, President Buhari, and the APC objected to the admissibility of the documents, however Garba accepted the document as exhibits while he noted the objections raised .