The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the results being paraded by Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is fake.
INEC stated this while responding to the petition of Mr Abubakar and his party who are challenging the outcome of the February 23 exercise.
The legal team of the former vice president and the PDP had dragged the commission, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) among others to the presidential election tribunal, presenting electronic sheets that purportedly contained the genuine results of the presidential election.
A website which published the results claimed to have gotten them from the server of the electoral body.
The team told the tribunal that their clients, according to the electronic result sheets, won the election with over six million votes but the electoral body suppressed and manipulated the results to favour incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari who was declared winner on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).