Peoples Democratic Party’s local government collation agent for the February 23, 2019, presidential election in Zaria, Kaduna state, Jafaru Usman, has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, Thursday, that results in his area were doctored in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Usman, the 21 witness called by the PDP though admitted that he signed the rigged results in the Form EC8C result sheets, he merely signed it as a witness not authenticate the doctored result.
The witness under crossed examination by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) counsel to the APC and its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari lawyer, said the polling unit results in Forms EC8A which ought to be transmitted to the ward result sheets, Forms EC8B, and subsequently transmitted to Form EC8C, which is the local government result sheet, were not done. “The correct results were not transmitted. I signed in line with the provision of the Electoral Act. I signed it but I did not authenticate what was contained in it. I only signed as a witness in line with the Electoral Act.
“What I signed was not a contract. All those who were in attendance were required to sign in line with Electoral Act”, Usman said.
The witness, a lawyer though he made complaints those who ought to have acted to effect necessary changes “did nothing.”