A witness, Mr. Omobuljo Bankole, has told the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday that votes for the People’s Democratic Party [PDP] were deliberately voided by staff of the Independent National Electoral Election [INEC].
The PDP candidate in the Ekiti July 14 governorship election, Prof. Olusola Kolapo had approached the tribunal to challenge the result of the election.
The witness specifically mentioned Unit 009, Ward 4 of Ido -Osi Local Government Area, saying that INEC mischievously voided PDP votes during the governorship election.
Testifying before the tribunal , headed by Justice Suleiman Belgore, sitting at the FCT High Court, Apo, Bankole stated that his party scored more than 119 votes during the election in his unit.
Bankole said: “I was there when they deliberately voided the PDP’s voters in Unit 9 (Ward 4, Ido -Osi LGA) the male polling clerk of INEC voided 27 votes.”
The respondents in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Kayode Fayemi.
So far, PDP has brought a total number of 69 witnesses.
The witnesses, in written statements and oaths, informed the tribunal of deliberate voiding of votes by INEC as well as over-voting in different polling units where they served as agents.