Results Were Doctored In My Presence To Favour Buhari – PDP Agent Tells Tribunal
An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the February 23rd, 2019 presidential election, has told the presidential election tribunal that results of the poll in Kaduna were doctored to favour President Muhammadu Buhari.
Yahaya Shiko served as the collation agent for PDP in Kaduna south local government of Kaduna state.
According to Shiko, who is serving as the 20th petitioners’ witness, the results were doctored in his presence, adding that over-voting and allocation of figures to parties were the order of the day in his area during the election.
While being cross-examined by Charles Edosomwan, the counsel of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he said “My statement was based on the reports I received from the polling unit agents and what I saw on the result sheets which were forwarded to the local government collation centre,” he said.
“There were cases of over-voting and allocation of figures. These were what were carried to the Local Government collation centre. In my presence, the results were doctored.”
Shiko, in his response to questions from Yunus Usman, the counsel of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Shiko said: “figures were wrongly credited to the APC.”
“At the collation center, I made complaints when the results were announced and I protested by refusing to append my signature to the result sheets,” he said.