There is a setback for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart as the Presidential Election Petitions Court admitted evidence showing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server had no issues on election day.
Recall that Atiku and Peter Obi are contesting the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the February 25 general election.
In a sitting today, Monday, June 19, 2023, the tribunal admitted as evidence a report from a subpoenaed witness who identified herself as an employee of Amazon Web Services Incorporated, USA, stating the health status of the cloud services offered to the INEC
The report specifically provides details on the health status of the Amazon Web server that provided cloud services for INEC’s digital backbone for the presidential election
A snippet of the report contents revealed that there was no glitch that could have affected the e-transmission of results on February 25, 2023, when the presidential election held.
The report was tendered through a witness subpoenaed by the Labour Party, by name Claretta Ogar, whose identity was submitted as cloud engineer and architect.
The document, totaling six copies were admitted by the court amid objections by INEC, Tinubu, Shettima and the APC.
The cross examination of the witness is scheduled for Tuesday 20th June.