At the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), Ibrahim Hamza, a witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claimed on Monday that he had signed the election results of Nasarawa State under compulsion. Atiku Abubakar and his party, PDP, have filed a petition challenging the presidential election results of Feb. 25, which declared President Bola Tinubu as the duly elected president.
The petition respondents are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Bola Tinubu, and All Progressives Congress (APC). Hamza, who is the 10th PDP witness, stated that he signed the results under pressure and that the results were modified after he had signed.
He added that he had to sign to obtain a copy of the results because of intimidation. The witness, who is a human resources consultant and represented PDP as Nasarawa collation officer, admitted that he had voted, but the results were not uploaded because the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) had failed.
In his own words, “The proper legal procedures were not observed. I was coerced into signing in order to receive a copy of the outcome because there was a threat that I would not be granted the result if I did not comply.”