Tribunal: Expert contradicts Atiku’s claim on Katsina presidential election results

Tribunal: Expert contradicts Atiku’s claim on Katsina presidential election results

- A witness to the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has contradicted the party's claim on Kastina presidential election results

- The witness, Joseph Gbenga, said PDP lost to the APC in the state at the poll

- Gbenga also admitted that he was not certified as expert data analyst by any professional body

Joseph Gbenga, a petitioners’ witness, who claimed to be an expert data analyst, has contradicted the result presented by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, that they lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina state.

The Nation reports that Gbenga, who said the PDP engaged him to analyse results of the presidential election from 11 states, gave victory to the PDP in Katsina in the report.

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Legit.ng gathered that while testifying on Friday, July 19, before the presidential election petition tribunal as one of the witnesses invited by Atiku and the PDP, admitted not to have been certified by any professional body.

While being cross examined by the lawyer to President Muhammadu Buhari, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the witness said he was not aware his report contradicted the case of the petitioners.

Olanipekun drew the witness’ attention to the fact that he claimed, in his report, that the petitioners won the election in Katsina, even when, in their petition, the petitioners admitted having been defeated by the APC.

The witness also admitted that his report could not have been a true reflection of the outcome of the last presidential election because he did not analyse all the copies of the election result sheets.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Abubakar closed his case at the tribunal on Friday, July 19, after presenting its last witness, Osita Chidoka, who is also a former aviation minister and party’s national collation officer for the election.

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