Some witnesses for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Tuesday, separately accused some agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of brazenly intimidating voters during the February 23 presidential election.
It was also alleged that some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and polling agents of the ruling party connived to falsify and cancel many election results in favour of the ruling party.
The witnesses. who hail from Nasarawa state also affirmed before the tribunal that the alleged rigging conspiracy took place in units and wards that are considered as strongholds of the PDP in the state.
But under cross-examination by INEC counsel, Yunus Usman, SAN, there were certain loose ends to substantiate the allegations by Mohammed Okpaluwa, a PDP agent in unit 009 who admitted that sources of the total votes controversially scored by the PDP and ruling APC as contained in his statement that was deposed on oath were supplied to him by voters.
Further, Okpaluwa also admitted that he signed form EC88 (result sheets) voluntarily.
Yet, when grilled, he admitted again that he doesn’t know the number of accredited voters in his unit, number of registered voters and number of voters who actually voted in the unit under his watch as PDP agent.