- The PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, dismiss Festus Keyamo’s claims that the election results on INEC server was fabricated by the opposition
- Atiku tells the presidential election petitions tribunal that the results on INEC server were uploaded from polling units by officials of the electoral commission
- The PDP presidential candidate lists 13 ad hoc staff of INEC who all testified that they indeed uploaded results from polling units to the server
The PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have told the presidential election petitions tribunal in Abuja that their victory as shown in the results from the INEC server was genuine.
Atiku and PDP dismissed claims by the president’s spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, that the said result on INEC server which purported to show that the candidate of the PDP won the presidential election was fabricated after the server was hacked.
The PDP presidential candidate through his team of lawyers led by Levi Uzoukwu (SAN) told the tribunal the results obtained from the INEC server was neither false nor concocted, Daily Trust reports.
“Indeed, the ad hoc staff and officials of the 1st Respondent (INEC) in obedience to the training/instruction by the 1st Respondent transmitted the scores they got from the polling units to the 1st Respondent’s server,” Uzoukwu said.
Atiku listed 13 ad hoc staff of INEC who all testified that they indeed uploaded results from polling units to the INEC server as instructed during their training.
One ad hoc staff who claimed to have worked as a presiding officer (APO1) at the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Yobe state, at Central Primary School Nangere Unit with Code 011, of Dawasa-Nangere, told the tribunal that he followed the instruction of INEC by transmitting the result electronically to the INEC’s server using the Smart Card Reader (SCR) and the code provided by the electoral commission.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s presidency has again attacked the former vice president and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over his claims on the conduct of Saturday, February 23, presidential election.
The Independent reports that the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, who stated this on Thursday, April 25, while featuring on the political segment of the network service of Radio Nigeria in Abuja, described the 2019 general elections as free, fair and credible.
Legit.ng gathered that he said that his position was based on the verdicts of both domestic and international observers on the outcome of the elections.
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