SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accused Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, of manufacturing results to prove his case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
The electoral umpire filed its response on Thursday at the tribunal in Abuja as it distanced itself from an electronic sheet that purportedly contained the genuine results of the presidential election.
THEWILL recalls that Atiku’s legal team submitted the sheet at the tribunal sayy it was obtained from an internal compilation of results on INEC’s Internet server.
In its response, INEC said it does not share information with such an unclassified entity and any information purportedly derived therefrom which does not accord with the result as declared by INEC is not authentic but rather was invented for the purpose of the tribunal.
“INEC specifically denies the existence of electronic transmission of results and it is unknown to the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended),” it said.