Politics Senator Arise faults Atiku’s INEC server result Published 4 weeks ago on April 14, 2019 By Sharma Williams Share Tweet Former member of the National Assembly, Senator Ayo Arise has volunteered to stand as defense witness in the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with journalists in Ado-Ekiti at the weekend, Arise dismissed Atiku’s claim that he won the March 23 Presidential Election based on the certain fact he (Atiku) obtained from the server of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC). Arise, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), described Atiku’s claim as not only bogus but also not verifiable. Specifically, he said “It is a ploy to confuse the judiciary in particular and Nigerians at large ” The ex legislator, who represented Ekiti North Senatorial District between 2007-2011 , however counselled the ruling APC to handle the matter with tact by adopting a scientific approach in puncturing the claim. He explained that this can only be achieved if the APC sought the services of credible Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts as defence witnesses . According to him, “Politicians are incurable optimists. And every politician who stands for election believes he or she would win ,not minding the realities on the ground. For me,I think the first thing is that the public needs to known is how the INEC operates. “Mostly importantly the chains of collation of the results from the Units through the wards ,Local Governments ,States and to the headquarters .Unless Atiku is telling us that there is another method employed by INEC which violates the norm we are used to .” “Or, maybe there is somebody somewhere who is concocting another figures for Atiku. The PDP flagbearer should also tell us how he got his information .Whether he officially applies for it ,through the instrumentality of the Free of Information Act (FOI) I think the man must have been ripped off or scammed,” Arise alleged. “For now, it is illegal for anyone to transmit the results of the elections from the units directly to the centre .Although, we are progressing gradually , maybe that would happen in the future elections ” “Again, INEC, APC and the President must look for people with sound knowledge in ICT to tell the world what is possible and what is not. And I am ready to offer myself for free service, as a defence witness against Atiku at the tribunal, if the party consults me,” Arise promised. 1,391 total views, 5 views today Related Posts INEC commences announcement of presidential result todaySays no cancellation of results in FCT Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied the… Akpabio: No official result for Senatorial seat yet- INECThe Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini has said the commission… PDP urges INEC to declare Senator Bala as Bauchi Governor electThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been called upon to declare the candidate of… Related Topics: Up Next Adamawa APC crisis: Court stops move to nullify Gov Jubrilla’s candidature Don't Miss NASS leadership: No deal with PDP Governors – Senator Lawan Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest News7 hours ago Court orders Ganduje not to implement new emirates in Kano News7 hours ago Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Chairman Kano Hisbah Board News7 hours ago JAMB set to release 2019 UTME results Saturday News7 hours ago Troops neutralise 7 terrorists after serious battle – Army Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics16 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked Business and Economy19 hours ago Former CBN director applauds Buhari’s nomination of Emefiele for second term News13 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi Politics19 hours ago Presidential Supremacy: Atiku reveals what he will do if tribunal rules in favour of Buhari News19 hours ago Senate clears Buratai of wrong doing in removal of DG NYSC News14 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe News18 hours ago Senate Presidency: Coalition rejects Lawan, Ndume, endorses Goje Friday Magazine19 hours ago Will new minimum wage cause inflation?