Witnesses make inconsistent statements at Nasarawa governorship tribunal
As the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia resumed hearing on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), conflicting testimonies saturated witnesses’ explanations.
Abdullahi Hashim Danlami, a second witness, affirmed that elections were conducted peacefully and successfully.
He also said the BVAS machine was used during the election and the Presiding Officer of INEC uploaded the result to IREV BVAS; adding that the only problem he had was in Kekura Primary School (PU 005), where the result of APC was reduced and the PDP score increased.
He claimed that he filed a complaint with the INEC Collation Officer, but signed the results despite the lapses because whether he signed or not, the result would still be valid.
During the cross-examination by the PDP lead counsel, based on his testimony, there was nowhere he laid any complaints to the INEC collation officer at the ward level. It was also not contained in his witness statement, which he admitted he did not write.
He also claimed that the election was conducted properly, though APC has not laid any complaints to the tribunal about its grievances.
He said he has no single idea of anything that happened in any of the polling units, but was informed verbally about the allegations without any evidence.
He also said that his agents handed over the results of all the polling units to him but he has misplaced them.
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