PDP COASTING TO VICTORY AGAIN IN AKWA-IBOM SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT:
APC Contradicts Self During Defense, Said No Voting But Tendered Results.
“The petitioner alleged that no accreditation took place in the Akwa Ibom governorship elections, but the judgement of the appeal court had it that there was over voting. It is illogical that over voting could be realise in an election where there was disenfranchisement.
They also alleged that there was no voting, yet they tendered ballot papers as exhibits. Form EC8A(result sheets) used throughout the state was tendered by the petitioner yet he said there was no collation of results.
No explanation was given for this contradiction. That “No voting” was used by the tribunal to nullify elections in 18 local governments while the appeal court ruled that there was over voting and nullified the elections in the entire state, relying on the information gathered through the card reader.
The so called security reports alleging pockets of violence, were dumped at the tribunal and the makers of the exhibits were never invited to be cross examined in line with the Evidence Act. They didn’t call witnesses polling unit by polling unit.
My lord from whichever way you look at it, they have failed and we urge their lordships to allow them to fail.”
– PDP counsel arguing for the Peoples Democratic Party at the supreme court.