Obi Didn’t Win Nasarawa, I Signed Under Duress – Atiku’s Witness Confesses

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, did not win in Nasarawa State, a witness, Ibrahim Hamza, told the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Monday.

Hamza is one of the witnesses in the case by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

The witness, who acted as the PDP’s state collation agent during the election, claimed that Obi would not have won Plateau if the election had been free and fair.

He claimed to have signed the result sheet provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under duress.

“I am not happy with the result. I don’t want the court to accept this result. Labour Party cannot come first in Nasarawa State. That is impossible. We have the authentic result. It is with the national collation agent (of the PDP),” he said.

When asked if the said national collation agent was still alive, the witness feigned ignorance of his whereabouts.

Hamza alleged that the clean copy of the result sheet which he signed was later mutilated in favour of Peter Obi.

Hamza, who was testifying as the tenth petitioners’ witness (PW10), said these while being cross-examined by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), lawyer to President Tinubu.

Hamza told the court that the PDP candidate met all the constitutional requirements and provisions to be returned as the winner of the election.

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