Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar says Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly deducted from his scores during the presidential election to “facilitate” Bola Tinubu’s victory.
In petition filed at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja, Atiku said the electoral umpire “deliberately and massively deducted from” his “scores to facilitate” the return of Mr Tinubu.
In the petition filed by Atiku’s legal team led by Joe-Kyari Gadzama, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Atiku and the PDP who jointly sued INEC, Mr Tinubu and APC as co-petitioners, vowed to “lead oral and documentary evidence” at the court to prove their case.
Atiku contended that the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) machines that were meant to upload election data and transmit election results in real-time to the electronic collation system and IReV portal, were manipulated by INEC to “intercept the results, and filter them before releasing same to the IReV portal.”
Contrary to INEC’s claim, Atiku argued that “there was no failure of ‘server,’ as the server was cloud-based and virtual.”