Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President
Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in the presidential election.
In his submission to the Tribunal, the former vice president gave the
“unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” from
where the results were obtained…
According to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the
federal capital territory (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 said he
garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according
to him, polled 16,741,430 votes.
INEC had claimed that the results being paraded by Atiku was fabricated and not from its website.
But in their response to the INEC’s submission, a copy of which was
obtained by TheCable, Atiku and the PDP said address of the server from
which the results were obtained is unique to INEC.
“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,” they said.
“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
“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.
“The Petitioners state that the final results as declared by the first
respondent are those that were transmitted online to the website of the