However, the court on Wednesday said there was nowhere in law where INEC was only required to transmit results by electronic means.
The Presidential Election Petition Court has ruled that President Bola Tinubu’s failure to secure 25% of the votes in at least two-thirds of the states in the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is of no consequence.
SaharaReporters had reported that Peter Obi and the Labour Party prayed the court to declare him as the candidate that secured the majority of the lawful votes cast with the required constitutional spread of not less than 25% of the votes cast in at least two-thirds of the states of the federation, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
But in its ruling on Wednesday, the court held that it is irrelevant.
It agrees with the argument of the respondent that “the FCT does not enjoy a special status and that Abuja is inhabited by Nigerians and that Abuja does not enjoy any special privilege.”
“It was observed as irrelevant,” it held.
Earlier the court said Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP) failed to prove anomalies in their petition against President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima.