- The presidential candidate of PDP in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar's witness, Salihu Yusuf, has told tribunal that he was not accredited before voting during the polls
- Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the election by the INEC
- Yusuf alleged that his party agents were chased away to allow APC rig the election
Salihu Yusuf, one of the witnesses for Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the hearing of their petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, July 9, told the tribunal that he was not accredited before casting his vote in the February 23 presidential election.
This Day reports that Yusuf, who is the Katsina state collating officer for the PDP, made the disclosure while responding to a question by Buhari’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), on whether he voted on the said date.
Legit.ng gathered that he also adopted his witness statement on oath and insisted that the election was characterised by widespread irregularities.
“I was not accredited, I was just given ballot papers to go and vote,” Yusuf said in response to whether he voted in the election.
He said apart from reports he received from the units, wards and local government, he personally witnessed incidents of malpractices.
Yusuf also alleged that his party agents were chased away while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) trained staff were replaced by untrained staff of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Buhari.
However, when asked to produce the list of the swapped staff, he said he did not have it, adding that going by the results they collated in the state, the PDP won the presidential poll.
According to him, the PDP scored 905,000 against 872,000 scored by the APC.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chairman of PDP in Katsina state, Salisu Maijigiri, on Tuesday, July 9, told the presidential election tribunal sitting in Abuja that Atiku Abubakar won President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.
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