Results from 35 states & FCT show we won by 1.6 m votes – PDP, Atiku
The People Democratic Party(PDP) claim that results from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that Atiku polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari whom they said scored 16,741,430 votes.
According to the Punch Newspapers, the petition, relied on 50 sets of documents, filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja against INEC, Buhari and the APC as the first to the third respondents, respectively.
The petitioner said the results were the total votes scored by the candidates in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, as there was “no report on server” about the results from Rivers State as of February 25, 2019.
Details of the information contained in the petition only started to become public in the past few days.
By this, Atiku claims to have defeated Buhari with 1,615,302 votes.
One of the five grounds of the petition also tends to resuscitate the allegation that Buhari was not qualified to run for the office of the President on the grounds that he did not possess the constitutional minimum qualification of a school certificate.
Part of the prayesr of the petitioners was to rely on “security reports relating to the election video/audio recordings/DVD/CD relating to the Election; Election Observers’ or Observers’ Reports; Newspaper/Television/ Radio reports and news; appointment letters and tags of PDP agents; expert reports and analysis; and photographs and GSM and other phone outputs”.