A former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, has denied a statement credited to him that INEC server exists and that it was used during his tenure.
Speaking in an exclusive text message to PREMIUM TIMES through an associate, Mr Jega denied making such ‘reckless’ statement.
He noted that the commission under his watch did not, at any time, transmit results electronically.
“This is another lie mischievously attributed to me. I never said this. Besides, INEC during my time did not do electronic transmission of results. Under our current electoral laws, it is illegal to do so.“
“ I am at a loss as to why some reckless people go the extra mile to attribute things to me, which I have never said. I have never said this. It is a repugnant lie,” Mr Jega said in the message sent on Sunday