2019 Presidential Election Tussle: PDP Claims INEC Officials Are ‘Switching’ Servers

Channels Television  
Updated April 29, 2019
Kola Ologbodiyan


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised an allegation against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of replacing all the servers in its offices to alter the transmitted 2019 Presidential election results.

According to a statement by the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday, he said the electoral umpire had engaged the services of computer experts to erase vital information from the main INEC server.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is now replacing all the servers in its Headquarters and offices in all states of the federation and Abuja, in a desperate bid to obliterate the actual Presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the nation.

“Our party also has details of how the INEC leadership and the Presidency agents procured and detailed computer experts to the commission’s offices to switch the servers, mutilate vital information in the system and attempt to erase all trails of transmitted results to the main server.”

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The PDP also alleged that the INEC had employed hands to manipulate voters’ registers in a bid to cover up for the results declared.

“Our party has been informed about how the INEC leadership, several weeks after the election, used some compromised officials of the commission to manipulate voter registers in some states by ticking names of individuals who did not participate in the Presidential election, as having voted. This is with the view to using such to cover the fictitious results it wrote for the APC.”

Ologbodiyan insisted that the Party will call for a forensic examination of all documents used for the presidential election.

“What INEC and the Buhari Presidency do not understand is that computer software and applications leave traces, signatures as well as footmark. Forensic investigation of the system will reveal the real votes transmitted from the polling centres, which show Atiku Abubakar as the winner of the election. “