Alleged INEC server hacking: PDP mocks APC, asks party to be set for tribunal

Alleged INEC server hacking: PDP mocks APC, asks party to be set for tribunal

- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mocks APC over allegation that the ruling PDP hacked INEC's server

- The PDP asks APC to stop its smear campaign and rather prepare to face it at the presidential tribunal

- The PDP insists that the APC and President Buhari do not have enough defence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, March 25, asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prepare to face its legal team at the presidential election tribunal instead of its “unnecessary fabrications, smear campaign.”

The opposition party said this in reaction to allegations by the APC that the PDP hacked into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in relation to the results of the recent election.

The PDP claimed the APC and the current government are overweighed by the “burden of illegitimacy, following overwhelming evidence before the tribunal that they stole the presidential mandate, hence this lame attempt at blackmailing the tribunal by engaging in clear acts of subjudice.

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“The PDP states that the facts and issues touching on the INEC server are already within the public domain and Nigerians are already at home with them.

“By resorting to shadow-boxing outside the tribunal, President Buhari and the APC have shown that they have no defence to present to the court against PDP’s submission that they stole our mandate.”

The PDP statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan and made available to states further: “It is even more appalling that Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a member of Buhari’s legal team, who should know better, would engage in this act of subjudice designed to distort facts already known to Nigerians, that our presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the February 23, presidential election.

“Since it has become clear that President Buhari has no defence to present to the court, we counsel him to save the nation further stress by surrendering our mandate, which was freely given by majority of Nigerians to Atiku Abubakar.” earlier reported how the APC petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) and Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to investigate Atiku Abubakar, the defeated PDP presidential candidate, for allegedly hacking into server of INEC.

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This was contained in a statement signed by Festus Keyamo (SAN), spokesperson of the APC presidential campaign council.

The statement read: "We wish you to note that INEC’s server is the back end of electronic records of INEC. This is not INEC’s website but its server!"

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