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Presidential election: Atiku witnesses allege poll fraud

by Daniel Onakemu

The Rivers State presidential election coordinator for the Peoples Democratic Party, Abiye Sekibo, on Monday alleged infringement on the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 on the use of electronic transmission of results.

Sekibo appeared at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja as a witness in aid of the PDP’s petition challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

The witness told the court during cross-examination by counsel for Tinubu, Akin Olujimi (SAN), that the results from polling units across Rivers State were not captured on the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System.

He said, “All the polling units I went to, they could not upload the results

He however admitted that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, did not poll up to 25 per cent of votes in the Federal Capital Territory.

Also, the Nassarawa State collation officer for the PDP, Ibrahim Hamza, alleged electoral malpractices in the state.

Hamza told the court that he signed the presidential poll results under duress.

Source: Punch

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