The Independent and National Electoral Commission, INEC has said that Atiku Abubakar’s ‘server result’ for 2019 presidential elections is fake as it responded to PDP Presidential Candidate’s claim in court.
Recall that Atiku Abubakar’s legal team submitted the sheet at the tribunal last month, contending it was obtained from an internal compilation of results on INEC’s Internet server. It was alleged that Mr Abubakar won by more than six million votes, but his victory was allegedly suppressed by the commission in favour of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
However INEC who stated that Atiku’s ‘server result’ for 2019 elections is fake, added 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”.
The electoral commission who did not reveal if they collated results from across the country and compiled them on an Internet-enabled computer in its 291-page response, said it did not transmit results via electronic channels, but used manual collation as stipulated by law.
“INEC specifically denies the existence of electronic transmission of results and it is unknown to the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended),” it said.
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