The former Vice President and PDP Presidential candidate in the February 23rd presidential election identified as Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that the result emanating from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) clearly shows that he defeated President Buhari in the presidential election which was earlier conducted.
While he submitted his evidence to the presidential election tribunal, Atiku Abubakar issued the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the results can be gotten from.
INEC had on February 27th, 4 days after the election was conducted round the country, declared that President Buhari of the APC polled a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of PDP who polled a total of 11,262,978 votes.
Meanwhile, in his petition, Atiku Abubakar claimed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according to the INEC server, polled a total of 16,741,430 votes.
INEC, however, stated that Atiku’s claims were false.
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While reacting to INEC’s claim, Atiku and the PDP in a statement released on Tuesday, stated that the address of the server from which the results were obtained are unique to INEC.
A statement released read:
“The Servers from which the said figures were derived belong to the first Respondent (INEC). The figures and votes were transmitted to the first Respondent’s Presidential Result’s Server 1 and thereafter aggregated in INEC_PRES_RSLT_SRV2019, whose Physical Address or unique Mac Address is 94-57-A5-DC-64-B9 with Microsoft Product ID 00252-7000000000-AA535. The above descriptions are unique to the 15t Respondent’s Server,”
“There is no conjecture in the votes and scores in the table pleaded by the Petitioners. The figures are factual. The Spokesperson for the 2nd Respondent’s Campaign Organization openly admitted that the data in question was in the first Respondent’s Server when he wrote and submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) asking the Security agencies to investigate the 2nd Petitioner herein for allegedly hacking into the Server of the 1St Respondent and obtaining the data in question.
“Specifically, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Spokesperson of the 2nd Respondent claimed in the said petition that it was the first Petitioner who smuggled the data into the Server.”
Atiku and the PDP also alleged the INEC chairman “committed grave errors in the final collation exercise” for the election by “falsely crediting” some persons with political parties, including “Okotie Christopher, Reverend Dr. Onwubuya and Ojinika Jeff Chinze.”
“The grave errors referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 above were under the hands and signature of the first Respondent’s Chairman, (who was also the Returning Officer) in the conduct of the final collation of the results of the Presidential Election,”
“The Petitioners state that the final results as declared by the first respondent are those that were transmitted online to the website of the first Respondent (www inecnigeria.org).”