In response to the allegation made by the All Progressive Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP) for hijacking the INEC’s server, the Peoples Democratic Party said it is a sign of panic on the part of the ruling party.
In a statement by the spokesman of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, asking the APC to stop “their unnecessary fabrications smear campaign and prepare to face its legal team at the Presidential election tribunal”.
According to the statement by the PDP, the party claimed that President Buhari is overweighed by the “burden of illegitimacy”.
The party alleged that the claims by the APC are an attempt at blackmailing the tribunal by engaging in clear acts of subjudice.
PDP claimed the facts and issues touching on the INEC server are already viral, stating Nigerians are already at home with them.
The party said: “By resorting to shadow-boxing outside the tribunal, President Buhari and the APC have shown that they have no defence to present to the court against PDP’s submission that they stole our mandate.
“It is even more appalling that Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a member of Buhari’s legal team, who should know better, would engage in this act of subjudice designed to distort facts already known to Nigerians, that our Presidential Candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, clearly won the February 23 Presidential election.”
The party also asked the President to accept defeat and surrender to its rival, Atiku Abubakar, claiming that he has no defense to present to the court.