Big Victory For Atiku, As PDP’s 20th Witness Confesses APC Doctored Results For Buhari In His Presence
A Collation Agent for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Atiku Abubakar, its Presidential Candidate, in the February 23, 2019 general elections, Yahaya Shiko, has on Thursday, said that the results of the poll were doctored in his presence, in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Shiko, a Retired Major who was the PDP Agent in Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State, made this disclosure while testifying before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
He was invited by the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the 20th Petitioners’ witness.
The Petitioners are by their petition filed before the Justice Mohammed Garba-led Tribunal of five Judges, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC, at the poll.
Shiko disclosed this while he was led by the Petitioners’ Lawyer, Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, to adopt his earlier statement on oath as his Evidence-in-Chief.
Under cross-examination by APC’s Lawyer, Charles Edosomwan, SAN, Shiko said that his account of irregularities during the election in his area, was based on the reports he received from Polling Unit Agents, and the ones he personally witnessed.
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.
“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.”
He stated: “Figures were wrongly credited to the APC.