INEC Says Electronic Transmission Of Results Is Not Compulsory And Tinubu’s Declaration Meet Requirements

transmit election results to the phantom Electronic Collation System as alleged by the petitioners.

“The 1st respondent denies that it prescribed or established a system to electronically transfer or transmit the results and the accreditation data from polling units to an electronic collation system.”

Meanwhile, Tinubu’s party, the All Progressives Congress, has also urged the tribunal to dismiss the various petitions challenging its candidate’s victory.

Among other grounds, Tinubu’s challengers had insisted that he was not qualified to run for the presidential election, citing a forfeiture case against him in the US.

But in reply, the APC contended that much of the claims by the opposition parties were vague, bogus and speculative.

The APC admitted that Tinubu forfeited $460,000 to the US government, but it refuted the claim that the President-elect was convicted of a criminal offence.

“The 2nd respondent (Tinubu) was never at any point in time fined the sum of $460,000.00 for an offense involving dishonesty or any other offence in

United States of America Vs funds in account 263226700 held by First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu,” it stated.

It argued that Tinubu “was never made a party in the said case No: 93C4483 between United States of America V Funds in Account 263226700 held by First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu & 2 Ors.”

It stated that the said case was not a criminal matter that could have resulted in a criminal conviction.

Rather, the party asserted that it was a civil forfeiture proceeding against the funds in various accounts opened in Tinubu’s name.

“The American Consulate, Lagos Nigeria revealed that there was no record whatsoever of any criminal arrest, warrants and/or conviction regarding the 2nd respondent,” the APC said.

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