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BREAKING: INEC at the Tribunal says Atiku Couldn’t meet majority votes
In a written address filed by Yunus Ustaz Usman (SAN), INEC’s lead counsel, said PDP and Atiku could not prove allegations of wrong entry of results in 11 states of Katsina, Kebbi, Niger Borno, Yobe, Bahchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, and Zamfara States.
INEC argued that the burden of proof which was on the petitioners was not successfully discharged, noting that they failed to establish that the election of February 23 was invalidated by corrupt practices and non-qualification against the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Furthermore, by virtue of section 150(1) of the Evidence Act, the results declared by the 1st Respondent enjoy a presumption of regularity. Accordingly, the petitioners herein are duty bound to rebut this presumption with credible evidence,” INEC submitted.