The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The PCC spokesman, Festus Keyamo (SAN), made the allegation, yesterday, in a petition to the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force.
Citing the INEC server, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, claimed he defeated Buhari by 1,615,302 votes in the election. Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the Presidential Election Tribunal, last week.
But Keyamo, in his petition, said the PDP propelled Buhari into signing a bill for the electronic transmission of results to INEC’s central computer system, in preparation to affect its “rigging plans”
Said Keyamo: “Upon the last-minute postponement of the February 16, 2019 presidential/National Assembly elections, the nation was shocked to see already-prepared presidential elections results floating around the cyberspace, just less than 24 hours after the postponed election was originally billed to hold! The fake results had details of the scores of the candidates of the major parties. Of course, the fake results gave victory to the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, even when elections did not hold.
“The only conclusion one could draw from the above was that the PDP had prepared those results which were to be smuggled into the INEC server. However, the sudden postponement of the election scuttled that evil plan, but, it was too late to restrain the release of the fake results.
“The proper elections were held on February 23, and president Muhammadu Buhari declared the winner. Despite the approval of the elections as credible by nearly all local and international observers (except some few known PDP acolytes masquerading as local observers), the PDP cried foul and made a shocking claim: it claimed that from purported results it obtained from INEC’s server, it has so-called proof that its candidate won the election by about 1.6 million votes!
“Shockingly and coincidentally, this margin was about the same margin by which it also purportedly won by the fake results released just hours after the postponement of the February 16, 2019 Presidential/National Assembly Elections.”
Keyamo demanded that the security agencies invite the leadership of the PDP and interrogate them over the alleged hacking of INEC server.