BREAKING: Atiku Releases Evidence Showing Election Results From INEC Server Were Authentic
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has produces evidence showing that the results he presented to the 2019 Presidential Election Tribunal from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were authentic.
It could be recalled that Alhaji Abubakar and his party, PDP, had presented electronic sheet purportedly from INEC server showing that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.
The former Vice President alleged that INEC connived with the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari to deprive him of victory.
INEC, on its part, had denied the results saying they are fabricated and that it never transmitted results electronically.
It distanced itself from the electronic sheet, saying that PDP/Atiku Abubakar fabricated results to prove their case at the Tribunal.
INEC stated that it “does not share information with such an unclassified entity and any information purportedly derived therefrom which does not accord with the result as declared by INEC is not authentic but rather was invented for the purpose” of the tribunal.
In his latest submission to the presidential election tribunal, however, Atiku provided the “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from where the electroresults were obtained.
The submission indicates 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).
The submission states as follows:
“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,” they added.
According to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the FCT, Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes.
But in his petition submitted at the tribunal, the PDP candidate claimed he garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according to him, polled 16,741,430 votes.