Osun Tribunal: Oyetola First Witness Confirms Fraud in Election Results
Witness, Mr. Isiaka Olanrewaju, The Osun State Election Petitions Court on Monday notified that there was fraud in the election results that declared Senator Ademola Adeleke to be governor-elect.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Adeleke the winner on July 16 after he received 403,271 votes against 375,027 votes from Osun.
Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola and APC filed a petition with the Osogbo Court on 5 August.
Oyetola and her APC challenged the election results of 749 polling stations in 10 state municipalities on various allegations of electoral fraud.
When the hearing resumed on Monday, Oyetola’s first witness, Olanrewaju, told the court that he had cheated after analyzing the election result forms and comparing them to his Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS). said he reached the conclusion of
Witnesses, led by Chief Akin Oljinmi (SAN), the petitioner’s attorney, filed INEC-issued forms. said to have reached
During cross-examination by INEC Advisor Prof. Paul Ananabba, the witness said he had analyzed the election results of the 749 Unit in 10 municipalities.
Ananaba told Olanrewaju that he had analyzed the results of 762 units, but witnesses replied that the number was not his opinion.
witnesses were also interrogated by Adeleke’s attorney Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) and his PDP attorney Alex Izinyon (SAN).
Olarenwaju told the court that on election day he was not operating his BVAS machine, but after the election he received a certified copy (CTC) of the BVAS report on July 27.
Witnesses further stated that he had previous experience operating several electronic devices, including a BVAS, and was an expert in identifying whenever a machine was tampered with.
As to whether his analysis was done only in the event of the PDP winning, the witness said: “I have no idea which party won the 749 elections in the 10 municipalities. I did my analysis in units.” requested that the list of witnesses presented to the panel be amended to include the acronyms used to represent their names.
Olujinmi also noted that INEC attorneys have filed a motion to withdraw the court subpoena against INEC for producing his Adeleke certificate and other documents he used in the 2018 gubernatorial election. was notified to the court.
He said the testimony of the following witnesses was based on the documents requested.
Olujinmi said he would wait until the court had ruled on INEC’s attorney’s claim before appealing the second witness.
Panel Chairman Terse Kume postponed further hearings until tomorrow.