As Atiku Abubakar heads to the SupremeCourtNg, lead counsel Dr Livy Uzoukwu SAN says an Appeal will be filed within 14 days as required by law & will be basically on 3 grounds:
*Ground 1 = Buhari’s Qualification
*Ground 2 = INECnigeria server
*Ground 3 = Canceled votes
Ground 1 = Buhari’s Qualification
“Contrary to the tribunal’s position that copies of certificates listed don’t need to be attached, the INEC Form CF001 clearly states that before you swear to an affidavit, you must attach evidence of qualifications.”
Ground 2 = INEC server
“Just look at the issue of the server, which has now thoroughly embarrassed them; the presiding justice unequivocally said the existence of the server was not proved.
“Now the second, justice Joseph Ikyegh, who gave the second judgment, said that the petitioners recklessly hacked into the server and shamelessly presented the material to the court. This completely contradicts what the presiding justice said.
“That is not all, Justice Oseji came from another angle and said that the petitioners proved the issue of the server, and agreed with us that server is a storage device, which a computer is and that the INEC relied on our case and called no evidence. So, I just don’t understand why they are confused. Just look at the provisions of the Electoral Act was misinterpreted and misapplied.”
Ground 3 = Canceled votes.
“Another fundamental one, where we indicated that the areas put together, where elections did not take place, the total number of voters nullified the difference of the votes between Atiku and Buhari. They didn’t say one word on any of that.
“In this one, we subpoenaed INEC, which brought Form EC40G, where on its own tabulated areas, election did not take place and the registered number of voters came to 2.7 million, where elections were cancelled. We tendered this and addressed it copiously.
“We also tendered what they published on their website. That one was 2.6 million, where they organised supplementary elections for National Assembly, and elections were cancelled. It took place simultaneously with the presidential. Accreditation was also simultaneously by the same parties.”
“At the point of voting, you go to the box for National Assembly. So, you cannot say that for presidential, election took place and for National Assembly, election did not take place in the same polling unit.
“We addressed all these issues. But they cleverly departed from it and not a word on it, and moved on as if nothing happened.
“We are going to articulate all these in our Notice of Appeal. We have 14 days and they have not given us the judgment because they said they were going to correct some errors.”
“At the Supreme Court, there will be seven very good heads that will hear the appeal. There is no question about that” Nigerians should expect an upset” He said.
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