She explained that she filed a lawsuit against INEC due to the electoral commission’s failure to list her name on its portal, which she attributed to network failure.
The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, requested certain documents to be presented as evidence at the Presidential Election Tribunal. However, during the Tribunal’s session in Abuja on Tuesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that some of the requested documents do not exist.
Mr. Lawrence Bayode, the Deputy Director of ICT at INEC, testified before the court and stated that out of the five documents requested by Obi, two were non-existent, and one was still being worked on.
One of Obi’s witnesses, Ms. Loretta Ogah, an ICT cloud engineer who contested the House of Representatives election on the Labour Party’s platform in Cross River but lost, also testified. She explained that she filed a lawsuit against INEC due to the electoral commission’s failure to list her name on its portal, which she attributed to network failure.
During cross-examination by Mr. Wole Olanipakun, the counsel for President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima, Ogah stated that there were no glitches on the INEC portal on February 25. When questioned by Mr. Lateef Fagbemi, the counsel for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogah admitted that she was not familiar with INEC’s password protocol as she was not an employee of the commission.
The court, presided over by Justice Haruna Tsammani, adjourned further proceedings to Wednesday, as reported by NAN.