The Supreme Court on Friday explained it dismissed the appeal filed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election.
The apex court held that Atiku and his party failed to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) transmitted the election results electronically.
The Supreme Court had on October 30 dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku and PDP and promised to give reasons for the ruling at a later date.
The apex court also held that the petitioners were wrong to have relied on results they got from a website: www.factsdontlieng.com, whose owner they could not establish, to claim to have won the election.
The lead judge, Justice Inyang Okoro said: “I agree entirely with the court below that the appellants failed to prove that INEC has the server from which they got their figures.
“As a result, all the results, calculations, and analysis based on the results claimed are of no moment.”