- PDP has accused INEC of replacing its servers across states of the federation to conceal rigging
- The party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had told the tribunal that he won the election based on the results he gathered from INEC's server
- The spokesman of the PDP said the alleged act exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation and rigging of the 2019 presidential election
Nigeria's main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of replacing all the servers at its headquarters in Abuja and all its offices in the 36 states of the federation in a bid to obliterate the “actual result” of the February 23 presidential election.
The party in a statement on Monday, April 29, by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the alleged act was completely reprehensible and further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation and rigging of the 2019 presidential election.
Legit.ng gathered that the party however, said it would remain strong, be at alert and work relentlessly to reclaim what it termed its “stolen mandate.”
He said: “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials of the Buhari Presidency became jittery and resorted to the desperate measure, after they realized that the servers have information of Atiku Abubakar’s victory at the election.
“Our party also has details of how the INEC leadership and the presidency agents procured and detailed computer experts to the commission’s offices to switch the servers, mutilate vital information in the system and attempt to erase all trails of transmitted results to the main server.
“Moreover, our party has been informed about how the INEC leadership, several weeks after the election, used some compromised officials of the commission to manipulate voter registers in some states by ticking names of individuals who did not participate in the presidential election, as having voted. This is with the view to using such to cover the fictitious results it wrote for the APC.
“What INEC and the Buhari presidency do not understand is that computer software and applications leave traces, signatures as well as foot mark. Forensic investigation of the system will reveal the real votes transmitted from the polling centers, which show Atiku Abubakar as the winner of the election."
The PDP, therefore, insisted on forensic examination of all relevant documents and equipment used for the presidential election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, told the presidential election petitions tribunal in Abuja that their victory as shown in the results from the INEC server was genuine.
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