The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is now replacing all the servers in its headquarters and state offices in all states of the federation and Abuja.
The main opposition party made this accusation in a statement issued by his spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday, April 30, 2019.
According to the party, this is “completely reprehensible,” adding that the development exposed INEC culpability in the alleged manipulation and rigging of the 2019 presidential election.
The statement also noted that INEC leadership and officials of the Buhari Presidency became jittery and resorted to the desperate measure after they realised that the servers have information of Atiku Abubakar’s victory at the election.
The statement reads in parts; “The PDP has been well briefed on how INEC’s leadership and officials of the Buhari Presidency became jittery and resorted to the desperate measure, after they realised that the servers have information of Atiku Abubakar’s victory at the election.
“Our party also has details of how 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 INEC’s leadership, several weeks after the election, used some compromised officials to manipulate voters register in some states by ticking names of individuals who did not participate in the election as having voted. This is to use 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 centres, which show Atiku Abubakar as the winner of the election.”
The PDP, therefore, insisted 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,” it added.