The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, on Thursday prayed the presidential tribunal to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant them access to inspect the commission’s server.
They also prayed the tribunal to give them permission to inspect other electronic gadgets used by INEC in the February 23 presidential election.
In their petition before the tribunal, the PDP and Atiku are claiming that they won the presidential election as per the results fed into INEC’s server.
Atiku had said results from the server showed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.
INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and federal capital territory (FCT) gave Buhari 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.
But in their response to the INEC’s submission, 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 had said.