This is contained in a post on the verified X account of the commission on Saturday.
This followed the witness summons that was served on them by the Presidential Election Petition Court sitting in Abuja.
Morenikeji Tairu, Deputy Director, Certification and Complaints, Legal Drafting and Clearance Department, tendered them.
Atiku Abubakar made the declaration in his response, through a press statement by his media office, to the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
We thought these were possibly the worst of the elections until Adamawa raised the bars of impunity to unimagined heights.
I’m okay. I feel very well and I thank God that I’ve run this race to this point and expecting the next phase of my life.
The petition was submitted following alleged irregularities in the gubernatorial election conducted in the state.
This was made known by the PDP Vice Chairman and Acting State Publicity Secretary, Hon. Elder Abraham Amah.
Chairman of the party in the state, Chris Hassan, made the call at a news conference Monday in Jos.
The Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the polls on March 18, 2023 across the country.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a judgment Friday, also ordered the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) immediately after the completion of all the polling units voting and results’ procedures in Akwa Ibom.
Kogi Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Dr Hale Longpet made the declaration in an exclusive interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja.
Counsel to INEC had told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that their client would need a minimum of five days to reconfigure the BVAS.
The INEC also said the reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Registration Systems would be completed by Tuesday.
The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, gave the advice Friday in Abuja, while responding to PDP’s demand on Yakubu to resign from his position.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed this
The opposition Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate Peter Obi had sought an order from the court restraining INEC – the Ist respondent – from tampering with the information in the BVAS machines until due inspection is conducted and certified true copies (CTC) are issued..
The court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of justices, held that preventing the electoral umpire from reconfiguring the BVAS would adversely affect the forthcoming governorship and State Assembly elections.
A credible source in the electoral commission disclosed this plan to the the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.
The Eagle Online recalls that some BVAS machines were recovered from the property in Abuja during the week.