Politics

INEC Replaces Servers Across States To Conceal Rigging, PDP Alleges

By Taiwo Adebowale

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is now replacing all the servers in its Headquarters and offices in all states of the federation and Abuja, in a desperate bid to obliterate the actual Presidential election results transmitted from the polling centers across the nation.

According to a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, April 19, the party said “this is completely reprehensible and further exposes the culpability of INEC in the manipulation and rigging of the 2019 Presidential election”.

The PDP claimed it has been briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials of the Buhari Presidency became jittery and resorted to the desperate measure, after they realized that the servers have information of Atiku Abubakar’s victory at the election.

“Our party also has details of how the INEC leadership and the Presidency agents procured and detailed computer experts to the commission’s offices to switch the servers, mutilate vital information in the system and attempt to erase all trails of transmitted results to the main server.

“Moreover, our party has been informed about how the INEC leadership, several weeks after the election, used some compromised officials of the commission to manipulate voter registers in some states by ticking names of individuals who did not participate in the Presidential election, as having voted. This is with the view to using such to cover the fictitious results it wrote for the APC.

“What INEC and the Buhari Presidency do not understand is that computer software and applications leave traces, signatures as well as footmark. Forensic investigation of the system will reveal the real votes transmitted from the polling centers, which show Atiku Abubakar as the winner of the election.

“The PDP therefore insists on forensic examination of all relevant documents and equipment used for the Presidential election.

“Our party will continue to be at alert as we stand with Nigerians to reclaim our stolen mandate at the tribunal and no amount of manipulations by INEC will detract from this national resolve”, the PDP added.

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