An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 presidential election, Yahaya Shiko, on Thursday claimed that results of the election in Kaduna State were doctored to favour President Muhammadu Buhari, who flew the flag of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Shiko, who served as the collation agent for PDP in Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the results were doctored in his presence.
He also informed the tribunal that the election in his area was marred by over-voting and allocation of figures to parties.
Under cross-examination by Charles Edosomwan, Counsel for the All Progressives Congress (APC), he said, “My statement was based on the reports I received from the polling unit agents and what I saw on the result sheets which were forwarded to the local government collation centre.
“There were cases of over-voting, and allocation of figures. These were what were carried to the Local Government collation centre. In my presence, the results were doctored.”
Responding to a question from counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yunus Usman, Shiko said “figures were wrongly credited to the APC.”
“At the collation centre, I made complaints when the results were announced and I protested by refusing to append my signature to the result sheets,” he said.