PDP’s claim on INEC server, an attempt to cover crime – BMO
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja
The Buhari Media Organisation has said the Peoples Democratic Party’s claim that the Independent National Electoral Commission has been replacing all servers at its headquarters and state offices to conceal the alleged rigging of the February 23 presidential poll in favour of the All Progressives Congress is aimed at preparing the ground for the PDP to reject the result it claimed to have obtained from INEC’s central computer system.
The group also said the claim was geared towards diverting attention from the criminality in the party’s claim of having illegal access to the central server of the commission.
BMO in a statement by Niyi Akinsiju (chairman) and Cassidy Madueke (secretary) said, “We have for several weeks now been assailed by PDP’s boldfaced admission of a criminal act of hacking, which it later sought to water down with claims that it got its information from a whistle-blower.
“But ever since the initial attempt to give credibility to the fake result failed, the PDP is now keen on giving the impression that INEC and the Muhammadu Buhari administration had been working on erasing what it claimed were the authentic result from the server.
“This is a gambit aimed at creating chaos and paving the way for public disorder when its petition, which was built on quicksand of fake result, finally collapses at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.”
BMO said the opposition party had been flaunting a fake result, adding that it was a criminal act.
It said, “INEC had, as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari withheld his assent to the electoral (amendment) bill containing the provision for the transmission of results, made it clear that it was putting its earlier plan on hold.
“So for the PDP that was the ruling party for 16 years to claim that a handful of faceless presiding officers transmitted results from their polling units is nothing but a continuation of the party’s serial tales by moonlight which began in the run-up to the presidential election.
“Its leaders now want to extend this narrative with another cock and bull story on replacement of INEC servers which they hope their supporters would leverage to cause public disorder.
“The truth lies in the real INEC’s result which shows that the majority of registered Nigerians voters gave President Buhari a resounding victory over PDP’s Atiku Abubakar.”
Meanwhile, has faulted Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari for telling the newly elected governor to prepare for a possible economic recession in 2020.
In a statement, the group told Nigerians not to worry about what Yari said.
The statement read, “How can Nigeria slip back into recession when there is a tight monetary policy which has seen an increase in the country’s foreign reserves to $44.3bn from $22bn left by the PDP administration?
“How can Nigeria slip back into recession when there are deliberate attempts at revamping Nigeria’s rail system, deepening road networks and giving facelifts to airports across the country?”