Presidential Poll: 2.5m votes not represented in final result – Peter Obi’s witness tells Court


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, apparently failed to account for nearly two million votes in the final results issued by its Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, relating the February 25 presidential election, THE SUN reports.

According to the report, Professor Eric Uwanduegwu Ofoedu, one of Peter Obi’ s witnesses claimed that a total vote of 2, 565, 629 accredited voters were not recorded in the final result.CONTINUE READING>>>>>

The Professor of Mathematics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra, told the Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC) that when the blurred results he downloaded were matched with Form EC8As (polling unit results) given to Labour Party agents at the affected Polling Units, votes of 2, 565, 269 accredited voters were not reflected in the final results announced by the INEC Chairman.

According to him, ” I saw that, from the IREV portal, scores on Form EC8As of 39, 546 voting stations were inaccessible– because uploads were not associated with the Presidential Election.

From the IREV webpage, 18, 088 polling units’ results were blurred. This number of PUs significantly influenced the votes of 2, 565, 269 accredited voters and 9, 165, 191 voters that obtained their PVCs, ” the professor had noted in his testimony on oath.

In his reaction, the counsel representing Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, Akin Olujimi SAN, questioned the witness to affirm if the results declared at the polling stations will change in case there was a failure during the IREV result uploading procedure.…… Continue Your Reading

The witness said ” It will not change if it (Form EC8As) is properly used, ” emphasising that IRev is not a collation centre but was supposed to function as a checker.

In his cross- examination of the witness, the counsel of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Abiodun Ikoko SAN, asked if the Professor’ s report was just based on blurred results retrieved from the INEC server.

In his rebuttal, the witness noted his report was not merely confined to the distorted results he has gave in court.

Meanwhile, the case was adjourned till Monday by the five- man panel of the court chaired by Justice Haruna Tsammani.

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