- INEC has responded to the PDP’s accusation that it replaced servers in its headquarters and state offices across the country
- The commission said it would not trade words with the opposition party on the matter, since it was already before the court
- INEC described the allegation as baseless and untrue and urged the PDP to allow the legal process run its full course
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has responded to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s accusation that it (INEC) replaced servers in its headquarters and state offices across the country.
In a terse statement, the chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the commission would not trade words with the opposition party on the matter since it was already before the court, The Guardian reports.
Legit.ng gathers that INEC described the allegation as baseless and untrue.
Oyekanmi said: “The allegation is baseless and uncalled for. The commission has maintained that it will not join issues with the PDP in the media on a petition that the party had already filed in court, in respect of the 2019 presidential election.
“Rather than issuing press statements and addressing press conferences on the same petition on a daily basis, the PDP should allow the legal process to run its full course.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the PDP accused 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
The party, however, said it would remain strong, be at alert and work relentlessly to reclaim what it termed as its “stolen mandate.”
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