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We Don’t Have A Server You Are Relying On, INEC Replies Atiku

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has in no uncertain terms says it does not have a server where results of the presidential election were uploaded.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has in no uncertain terms says it does not have a server where results of the presidential election were uploaded.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu - INEC Chairman
Professor Mahmood Yakubu – INEC Chairman

The electoral commission had in February returned President Muhammadu Buhari elected saying that he polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the former vice-president who secured 11, 262,978.

But Atiku had consistently maintained in his application that he polled 18,356,732 votes while Buhari secured 16,741,430, citing INEC’s server.

But while reacting to the request of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the electoral commission said it had no server.

The PDP and Atiku had asked the tribunal to compel INEC to allow them inspect smart card readers and the server.

The opposition party and its candidate are challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the presidential election that held in February.

At the tribunal on Thursday, Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC, said the party was asking something they did not have.
“They are asking us to bring something we do not have,” the lawyer said.

Usman asked the tribunal to strike out the application.

Also, counsels of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Buhari asked the tribunal to strike out the application of the PDP.

They argued that they could not prove the existence of a server.

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