The constant denials by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it has no server where results of the 2019 presidential election was uploaded is nothing but a clear lie as far as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the election, Peter Obi, is concerned.
This is especially as Obi has insisted that INEC used a server for the election and must produce the results of the poll from its server at the Election Petitions Tribunal.
Following the outcome of the February 23 presidential election, in which INEC declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as winner, the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku, had gone to the Presidential Election Tribunal to challenged the result of the poll.
Atiku and his party are claiming that they won the election in the results uploaded in the commission’s sever but that the electoral body announced Buhari as winner of the poll with fake results. They had therefore prayed the tribunal to mandate INEC to make available its sever. The prayer has since been granted them.
But INEC had constantly denied having any server that contains the results of the polls.
However Obi, who spoke in Atani, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday, expressed optimism that they would triumph in their case challenging the election outcome.
Insisting that the original results of the poll remains in INEC’s server, he said, “INEC must provide the server they used for the election because they know they used the server for the election and must provide it.”
Obi is a former governor of Anambra State and led the state for eight years.