It was gathered that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is ready to invite experts from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to testify in the petition he filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.
According to The Cable, the former vice president is willing to engage the experts to verify his claim that the INEC server showed he defeated President Buuhari.
The INEC had declared Buhari winner of the election with 15,191,847 votes from the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) while Atiku garnered 11,262, 978 votes.
However, Atiku and the PDP claimed that the INEC server showed he garnered 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari in the presidential election.
Responding to this, the commission had claimed that the result provided by Atiku and the PDP was fabricated and not from its website.
Further reports said, a copy of the Atiku’s evidence which was obtained by TheCable, Atiku and the PDP said address of the server from which the results were obtained is unique to INEC.
They said: “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.”
Furthermore, The Cable reports that Atiku and the PDP said they would rely on Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to prove their case before the tribunal.
“The petitioners will at the trial of this petition rely on experts on Microsoft, IBM and Oracle, amongst others,” they added.