Another interesting revelation has surfaced as how hackers hired by Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, who was the former vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, gained access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the People’s Democratic Party are celebrating because they allegedly now have enough evidence that they defeated the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
According to the latest data released by PDP and Atiku Abubakar, he said his votes were reduced by INEC in 31 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
This is contained in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal, claiming that he defeated incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) with 1,615,302 votes. Even as INEC is yet to give him access to the election material, the PDP candidate claimed that data from INEC server showed that he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, who had 16,741,430 votes. His claim contradicts what INEC announced, according to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the FCT, Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes.
Atiku goes further claiming that smart card readers deployed by the commission, in addition to accreditation, equally transmitted electronically the results of voting from polling units directly to INEC’s server. Atiku alleged that INEC published numbers of registered voters before the election but recorded a totally different figure in its Form EC8D (A). It also contains a breakdown of the 174-page document showed the electronic collation of results state by state as of February 25. For instance, in Abia state, the Atiku’s petition said Atiku recorded 664,659 votes in the electronic results from the server, against the 219,698 votes recorded by the commission.