Why INEC denied owning electronic server – Atiku’s aide

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An aide of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate of the 2019 presidential has opined why the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) denied owning an electronic server.

Mr Abubakar and his party are challenging the outcome of the February 23 election that produced President Muhammadu Buhari as winner.

Mr Buhari trounced his major challenger with about 4 million votes and has been sworn-in for his second and final term as a democratic president. But the former vice president widely known as Atiku is claiming to have defeated the incumbent.

The PDP candidate making his claim based on results allegedly obtained from the electronic server of the commission said he emerged victorious with over 18 million votes while the president polled 16 million votes.

During the hearing of his petition at the presidential election tribunal on Thursday he applied to be granted access to the server, but responding, INEC denied owning electronic server used in conducting elections in the country. This is after the the electoral body admitted owning one but did not use it for this year’s general election.

Opining why the electoral commission denied owing a server, Paul Ibe, media aide of the former vice president said it was because INEC is hiding some revelations.

“They fear that it may amount to showing off a very old person in a bikini and inadvertantly revealing more than the eyes should see,” Mr Ibe said in a tweet on Friday.

Meanwhile, the response of INEC has elicited reactions from Nigerians here.