The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have come under heavy attack from Nigerians following its denial of the existence of a server which contained all the uploaded results of the February 23 Presidential elections.
Yunus Usman, the counsel to INEC had on Thursday, told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that the server which was being requested for inspection by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was not in existence.
“They are asking us to bring something we do not have,” Mr Usman was quoted to have said.
The PDP along with Atiku had claimed that the results which they had obtained from the INEC server had an indication that he was victorious in the polls with a margin of over six million votes.
Nigerians have however taken to Twitter to react to INEC’s statement with many showing expressing disgust at claims made by INEC about the non-existence of a server.
See some of these reactions below:
There's no way INEC, and Prof. Yakubu, come out of this 'server' charade unscathed.
It's either you have a server and are trying to withhold the information in it, or someone needs to account for the billions allocated for e-collation and its attendant processes.
Heads will roll. pic.twitter.com/TD9PXh7Phu
— Emy (@Son_of_Nnaike) June 14, 2019
I was not joking when I said @atiku has ambushed inec.
inec can not affirm their server as that will give credence to atiku's victory.
Buhari's highly celebrated 3.8million winning margin can not be justified.
Atiku will pull the trigger after all lies have been exhausted
— Dokun Ojomo (@DokunOjomo) June 14, 2019
When saying people will not make Heaven,
call names . I know you're talking about those in the INEC office and the power that be now.
Maybe you transmitted your result and it was taken to the electorate body in Chad.. 😂😂😂
These guys can lie for the world,
no be Africa again
— Izu Enugu (@Izumichaels_Iam) June 14, 2019
….so which of the INEC's server was PDP accused of hacking by the APC?
INEC???? remember maintenance of server budget.
— Jasper Aniet Louis (@trueAFICIONADO) June 14, 2019
For INEC to have denied the existence of their internet server, I am 💯% sure that Mahmood will end up in jail. It is a matter of fact and time. If it doesn't happen now, it will definitely happen sooner or later.
— Seun Oluade II 🇳🇬 (@seunoluade) June 14, 2019
Too much evidences to confirm INEC has a Central server.
I want to see how they will wriggle out of this logjam. https://t.co/YZMDgmVZEU
— B F (@bfa_funso) June 14, 2019
The DSS were arresting people for hacking into INEC Servers
Now, INEC says it has no servers
Was the DSS on a fool’s errand?
Was the DSS arresting for a crime they did not commit?
Una go kee pesin
— Prof Ikechi Mgbeoji (@MgbeojiIkechi) June 14, 2019
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