Tribunal: I was told to sign presidential poll result or get removed as N-Power beneficiary – Witness

By Shola Abayomi.

The presidential election petition tribunal, yesterday, heard a witness, Mohammed Tata, who alleged that he signed the result in his unit in Jigawa State under duress.

Tata said he was threatened to sign the result sheet or be removed as an N-Power beneficiary.

While being questioned by the counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yunus Usman, at the tribunal yesterday, the witness said:

“I was harassed and intimidated to sign the result sheet under duress.

“I was told that if I refuse to sign, my name will be removed from the N-Power programme.”

He also asserted that the 700 votes claimed to have been won by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his unit was illegitimate, as “there was no score because there was no election.”

While being questioned by the counsel to the APC, Prince Lateef Fagbemi on why he did not mention the names of those that harassed him in his statement on oath, Tata said he concealed their names for security reasons and for the fact that he is still working with the N-Power.

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