In his quest to reclaim his ‘stolen mandate’, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, is set to involve experts from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle.
This is to verify his claim that the servers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that he won the elections.
Naija News recalls that Atiku had claimed that the INEC server revealed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes, a claim that has been repeatedly faulted by the ruling All Progressive Congress and its supporters.
According to INEC’s announcement, 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 held on February 23.
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, as shared by The Cable, Atiku and the PDP said the 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 said.
The former vice president and the PDP also said it would rely on the services of some prominent technology companies to argue the case at the presidential election tribunal.
“The petitioners will at the trial of this petition rely on experts on Microsoft, IBM and Oracle, amongst others,” they added.