We were forced to sign result sheets or lose N-Power Job, witness tells presidential election tribunal

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We were forced to sign result sheets or lose N-Power Job, witness tells presidential election tribunal

Presidential Tribunal admits Presidential result declared by INEC as Exhibit

PDP, Atiku defeated Buhari in Katsina, party chairman tells tribunal

We transmitted election results to server using a code —Presiding Officer

Mr. Mohammed Usman who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent for the just concluded 2019 presidential election has told the Tribunal how they were forced to sign election result sheet or risk been sacked from N-Power job.

Usman said there was no elections in his polling unit.

He said All Progressives Congress (APC) wrote the results and forced them to sign.

Usman testifying before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday, said the polling unit he served as an agent was in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

He disclosed that he drew the attention of Independent National Electoral Commission to the development, but no serious action was taken.

When Mr. Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC sort to find out from him if he was complaining because his party did not win, he said his main concern is justice in the country.

“I am Muslim; I believe in destiny; that God will do what he wants to do, and I don’t care whether APC or PDP wins, all I want is justice for my country, that is why I am here,” he said.

Presidential Tribunal admits Presidential result declared by INEC as Exhibit

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday admitted the final result declared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the February 23 general election as an exhibit.

Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, Counsel for the petitioners tendered the document before Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel as part of his clients’ moves to prove allegations of election malpractice levelled against the conduct of the election.

Also admitted in evidence, was a document containing bio-data of President Muhammadu Buhari submitted to the electoral body.

PDP, Atiku defeated Buhari in Katsina, party chairman tells tribunal

The State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina State, Salisu Maijigiri, has claimed that his party’s presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, defeated President Muhammadu Buhari, in the state with 33,000 vote margin.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the results INEC declared for the state, however, showed that PDP polled 308,056 votes while the APC polled 1,232,133.

However, Mr Maijigiri who stated this at the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that the results collated by his party in the state showed that APC polled 872,000 while PDP scored 905,000.

The state PDP chairman is standing as the eighth witness in the ongoing petition filed before the five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba, challenging the victory of Mr Buhari and the All Progressives Congress at the poll.

Under cross-examination, by respondents’ lawyers, Mr Maijigiri said, “We (PDP) are the one who won the election not APC.

“APC scored 872,000 and PDP scored, 905,000.

We transmitted election results to server using a code —Presiding Officer

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll.

Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.

Olalekan who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), to adopt his witness statement on oath as his evidence-in-chief, was not asked to mention the state or the polling unit where he worked during the poll.

Under cross-examination by Buhari’s lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Olalekan, who said he was a lecturer at African Community of Inquiry College of Education in Enugu State, maintained that he personally transmitted the collated results at his polling unit.

“I did it myself as the Presiding Officer. I transmitted through the code provided by INEC,” he said.

But when asked by INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), Olalekan said he did not have the name or the number of the server.

Fielding questions from APC’s lawyer, Akin Olujinmi (SAN), the witness said, “Without the code, you cannot make any transmission of results”.

But asked if he attached the code with which he claimed to have transmitted the collated results to his witness statement on oath, he said he did not but had it on his phone.

While being cross-examined by Olanipekun, the witness maintained that all the voters at his polling units voted via card reader as the machine worked perfectly.

He also insisted that INEC did not direct Presiding Officers to allow voters who could not be authenticated by the card reader machine to vote manually with their picture captured.

He said, “No, we were not directed to allow people to vote manually.

“The card reader worked for every voter who came to my polling unit.

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