The spokesperson of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign organization, Festus Keyamo, said the earlier claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the electronic server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed how gullible the party chieftains are.
PDP and Atiku Abubakar had asked the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to compel INEC to grant them access to the server and smart card readers used in the conduct of the 2019 election.
But counsel to INEC, Yunus Ustaz Usman (SAN) in a counter affidavit asked the court to dismiss the application on the ground that the commission had no server.
“They are asking us to bring something we don’t have,” he said
Keyamo, who reacted through his twitter handle on Friday, said only ‘gullible’ people believe the ‘daft’ story of server results.
He noted that the initial petition written to the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police to arrest PDP and its people for hacking INEC server was based on their claim. He wrote:
“Someone claimed to have access to a server. We then petitioned the Police and DSS to investigate him based on his claim. He now turns around to say we are the ones that confirmed the existence of a server, forgetting we were relying on his claim. Now we hear there’s even no server!
“There was no electronic transmission of results because 1. Electoral (Amendment) Bill was not signed 2. the NCC & service providers said it was impossible since the entire country was not covered by networks & that there were many blind spots in NIG. from which it cannot be done.
“The question that those gullible ones who believe the daft story of results in a server have not answered is simply this: since NCC & service providers said there were too many blind spots in NIG not covered by networks, how were those fake server results transmitted nationwide?”