AIT Accuses Buhari’s Supporters Of Falsifying Online Poll

AIT Accuses Buhari’s Supporters Of Falsifying Online Poll

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari have been accused by the African Independent Television (AIT) of forging the online presidential poll.

Such an accusation was published by the administration of Daar Communications, shareholders of the major national TV station.

A statement issued by the AIT read: ''Suspicions that the poll was compromised where (were) first muted when it emerged the number of unique IP addresses was significantly less than the number of votes polled. This suggested that some pollers were able to vote multiple times. 

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''A forensic test of the votes polled after the website was shut down further revealed that 30 identified unique IP-addresses had voted a total of 4969 times in favour of General Mohammed (Muhammadu) Buhari. Furthermore a software application that incrementally changes the IP-addresses was discovered to be used in the voting process in favour of General Mohammed Buhari and the APC political party. 

''Daar Communications Plc is presently seeking legal advise amid privacy concerns about releasing the raw CSV files on its website for interested Nigerians to independently verify the integrity of the online poll. 

''The management of Daar Communications Plc determined this afternoon to make this information publicly available to protect its integrity amid accusations of bias promoted in some websites as well as on social media. The management further stated that ait remains committed to providing transparent bipartisan coverage of local and international news within the confines of best practice. The media and members of the public shall be updated as more information becomes available.”

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Recall, Sahara Reporters agency yesterday, January 28, accused the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan for an attempt to falsy the AIT poll.

The poll which shows that Buhari topped was conducted on Wednesday, 28th January 2015.


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