1.6 million votes claim: We ‘ll meet Atiku in court, says INEC

1.6 million votes claim: We ‘ll meet Atiku in court, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it was ready to meet the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , in court to explain how he had access to its server . The commission also said it would not join issues with politicians , especially the All Progressives Congress over

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it was ready to meet the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , in court to explain how he had access to its server .
The commission also said it would not join issues with politicians , especially the All Progressives Congress over allegations that some PDP agents made some failed attempts , before the postponement of the Presidential elections , to hack the INEC database .
“ The commission will not join issues with political parties . The allegation made by the APC is the figment of its imagination ”, INEC said .
The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman , Rotimi Oyekanmi , made the explanations in an interview with Saturday NEWS PAD
Oyekanmi , who parried most of the questions posed by our correspondent responded with the refrain , “the matter is in court and so no comments. ”
He however said INEC would meet Atiku in court for him to disclose how he had access to its server and made the claims that he got over 1 . 6 million votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC .
“ Since this matter has become a subject of litigation, INEC will not comment on it or join issues with the PDP candidate . He (Atiku ) has gone to court , we will meet him there”, Oyekanmi stressed .
He also responded to calls by the PDP and its candidate for the nullification of the presidential poll over alleged widespread irregularity and criticisms from local and international observers , including the United States ex – envoy to Nigeria.
“ I do not agree with your notion that local and international observers discredited the 2019 general elections . On the contrary , the observers accredited by INEC affirmed the credibility of the 2019 polls, but noted some challenges. As far as INEC is concerned , the elections were largely free , fair and credible” , he stated .
The CPS also said INEC had put in place effective measures to ensure credible supplementary elections scheduled for Saturday .

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