Atiku To Tribunal: Order INEC To Grant Me Access To Its Server
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, prayed the Presidential tribunal to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant them access to inspect the commission’s server.
The PDP also prayed the tribunal to give it permission to inspect other electronic gadgets used by INEC in the Feb. 23 presidential election.
In their petition before the tribunal, the PDP and Atiku are claiming that they won the Feb. 23 presidential election as per the results fed into INEC’s server, a claim the electoral umpire has consistently faulted.
Recall that Atiku had claimed that results from the INEC server showed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes in the Febraury 23 presidential election.
The results declared by INEC in the election showed that Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes.
But in his petition submitted at the tribunal, the PDP candidate alleged that he garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according to him, polled 16,741,430 votes in the presidential election.
INEC, in response, said the results being paraded by Atiku was fabricated and not from its website.