I was forced to sign presidential result in favour of APC in Jigawa – Witness tells court

Still, on the Presidential Court Matter A witness and an Agent of PDP in Jigawa State Mohammed Tata, at the Presidential Election Tribunal has alleged that he was forced to sign a copy of the result of the February 2019 presidential election.

He also told the court that he was threatened with a sack from the N-Power scheme where he is a beneficiary if he does not sign the result.

“I reported the threat but nothing was done to those who forced him to sign the results”.

However, while being cross-examined by Barr Yunus Usman the lawyer to the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Tata said, “I was harassed and intimidated to sign the result sheet under duress, I was told that if I refuse to sign, my name will be removed from the N-Power program.”

According to Tata, the 700 votes claimed to have been won by PMB and the APC in his unit could not be proven as “there was no score because there was no election.”

“As a Muslim, I believe in destiny, I don’t care whether the PDP or APC won the election in my unit, All I want is that I need justice in my country. I don’t care whether my party won or lost, but I am not happy about what happened.”

When asked by the lawyer to the APC, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, why he did not mention the names of those that harassed him in his statement on oath, Tata replied that he decided not to mention names for security reasons and for the fact that he still benefits from the Federal Government’s scheme – N-Power.

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