The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) witnesses on Thursday accused Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presiding officers of manipulating results of the Sept. 22 and 27, 2018 Osun Governorship Polls.
The witnesses told the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the FCT High Court Abuja that the INEC officials failed to record the number of accredited voter’s on the results sheets on polling days.
The petition was filed by the PDP and its candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, against the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The petitioners alleged that the election was marred with massive rigging, vote buying and other forms of malpractices and was not conducted in compliance with the Electoral Law.
Joined as respondents in the petition were INEC, Gov. Oyetola and APC.
During cross examination, PDP agent for Unit 9, Ward 4 of Olorunda Local Government Area, Phillip Adetunji, said that vital information, such as the number of accredited voters on the certified copy of result sheet tendered in evidence were not on the pink copy issued to him at the polling unit.
“I can see 245 (number of accredited voters) on the white copy but this is not on the pink copy I signed on the day of election.