The Director, Strategic Communications of President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has taken to Twitter to educate Nigerians on the purported video of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers claiming that INEC transmitted results of the 2019 elections electronically.
Keyamo disclosed that Nigeria’s laws does not provide room for Electronic results, hence the alleged claim by the people in the video is wrong. He said;
“Without referring to any particular pending Election Petition, there’s a need to generally guide Nigerians not to gullibly fall for the fantasy created by any video circulating where INEC official(s) spoke of INEC’s plan to electronically transmit results before the election
“The video(s) of some INEC official(s) expressing intention to electronically transmit results are only circulated for entertainment. That procedure is neither contained in the Electoral Act nor in INEC’s Guidelines. Courts are only guided by these documents and not such videos
“Also, what you plan to do may be different from what you ACTUALLY DID. Assuming INEC planned to transmit electronically, the moment it said after the election that it did not do so, the matter ends there especially as the Electoral Act & the Guidelines do not allow it to do so
“In anticipation of the electronic transmission, some crooks concocted fictitious results and perhaps in connivance with certain INEC insiders (or by hacking) tried to upload those results into the server. The fact that electronic transmission didn’t happen destroyed their plan
“The irony is that the real cheats are the ones struggling to create a narrative that they were cheated; the real crooks are the ones struggling to convince everyone that the system is crooked; those who actually planned to steal the people’s mandate are the ones crying foul.”
The debate on the alleged results gotten from INEC’s server by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rages on amongst Nigerians.
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