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Peter Obi’s Witness claims INEC uploaded photo of book instead of presidential election results



Peter Obi's Witness claims INEC uploaded photo of book instead of presidential election results

Dr. Chibuike Ugwoke, a cybersecurity expert, testified in court on Thursday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) uploaded a photo of a book instead of the results of the February 25 presidential election on its results viewing website, IReV. Continue Full Reading>>>

In the petition that the candidate for the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi, brought to invalidate President Bola Tinubu’ s election, Ugwoke testified as PW- 8 before the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja.

The PW- 8, who was billed as an expert witness, began giving his testimony on Wednesday, but the court postponed his cross- examination when the Respondents protested that they needed more time to review his sworn statement, Trackloaded NG reports. Continue Full Reading>>>

He was called back to testify as a result on Thursday when the hearings started, even though each Respondent had a chance to question him in front of the court’ s five- member panel under the direction of Justice Haruna Tsammani.

Other respondents in the case, in addition to INEC, are President Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, and the All Progressives Congress, or APC.

In response to inquiries during cross- examination, Dr. Ugwoke stated that he performed analysis on INEC’ s ICT infrastructure, which he referred to as ” Meta Data. “

In his testimony, he claimed that the Meta Data accurately described the system’ s actual information.

The witness claimed that he focused his study on 12 polling places spread over three states— Buckhi, Anambra, and Rivers— and that he also mentioned Benue state in the report he submitted to the court.

He testified before the court that on March 10, the petitioners asked him to examine the materials INEC published to its IReV platform following the presidential election.

“Around March 1, I sent a preliminary report which was more of an overview, but around the middle of May, I wrote the full report, ” he said.

The witness nevertheless acknowledge that he examined both Obi’ s petition and the replies from the respondents before writing the final report that was presented as evidence.

Before the final report finished, I read the replies somewhere in the middle of my work.

Using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, or BVAS, machinery, he testified to the court that his study showed INEC personnel put data into the IReV site incorrectly.

When asked if he was conscious of who had entered the data incorrectly, the witness replied, ” I don’ t know who made the uploads, but it was from the BVAS and the number is there. “

Although he said he wasn’t questioning any INEC employees while working on his job, he did claim that he ” interrogated the INEC manual. “

When asked if he had gotten in touch with the Labour Party to get what ought to have been the real results from the voting stands, the witness responded, ” No, my lords, I did not. “

” In one of the cases, a book picture was uploaded in place of the election results. “

The information existed in the server, he insisted, so ” I interrogated the Amazon Web Services, or AWS, that was how I got to know. “

Out of the 176, 846 voting locations in the nation, he told the court that he had only selected 12 of them ” on my proof of consent. Continue Full Reading>>>

Concerning INEC’ s assertion that technical difficulties prevented the electronic transfer of results, the witness informed the court that such technological flaws may be found during the application’ s testing before it was made available to the public.

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