The INEC replying to petition filed by the PDP at the Tribunal claimed that they didn’t transmit the 2019 elections results electronically which the insinuated that Atiku forged the numbers which he presented to the court.
But Atiku while responding to INEC, provided “unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server” where the results was gotten from to debunk the claim by the electoral commission.
He also stated that the MAC address of the server from which the results were obtained are special to INEC.
The response reads:
“The Servers from which the said figures were derived belong to the first Respondent (INEC). The figures and votes were transmitted to the first Respondent’s Presidential Result’s Server 1 and thereafter aggregated in INEC_PRES_RSLT_SRV2019, whose Physical Address or unique Mac Address is 94-57-A5-DC-64-B9 with Microsoft Product ID 00252-7000000000-AA535. The above descriptions are unique to the 15t Respondent’s Server,” he said.
“There is no conjecture in the votes and scores in the table pleaded by the Petitioners. The figures are factual. The Spokesperson for the 2nd Respondent’s Campaign Organization openly admitted that the data in question was in the first Respondent’s Server when he wrote and submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) asking the Security agencies to investigate the 2nd Petitioner herein for allegedly hacking into the Server of the 1St Respondent and obtaining the data in question.
“Specifically, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Spokesperson of the 2nd Respondent claimed in the said petition that it was the first Petitioner who smuggled the data into the Server.”
The former vice president of Nigeria also further stated that;
“The grave errors referred to in paragraphs 4 and 5 above were under the hands and signature of the first Respondent’s Chairman, (who was also the Returning Officer) in the conduct of the final collation of the results of the Presidential Election.
“The Petitioners state that the final results as declared by the first respondent are those that were transmitted online to the website of the first Respondent (www.inecnigeria.org).”
Okay Nigeria reported that Abubakar claimed he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according to him, polled 16,741,430 votes.
Meanwhile, INEC announced that Muhammadu Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku secured 11,262,978 votes.