Presidential Tribunal: Drama In Court As Atiku’s Witness Forgets Important Date
Atiku, PDP Call 13th Witness Against Buhari, APC
A witness on Tuesday, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, that he could not remember the date of the last presidential election in Nigeria.
The witness, identified as Audu Sani said this when he appeared before the five-man panel of the presidential tribunal headed by Justice Garba Usman.
Sani was the 13th witness brought in to testify by the PDP and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar before the tribunal in the suit challenging the victory of APC’s Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23 polls.
Recall the PDP and Atiku had announced a line up of 400 witnesses to be called before the tribunal in defence of its claim that the presidential election results declared were false.
Sani, who was the Peoples Democratic Party’s collation agent in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State for the presidential election, had told the tribunal that there were several cases of thuggery and sporadic shootings in many parts of the area, preventing and disrupting voting.
He declared under cross-examination, that he submitted the results he collated in his local government to the state collation agent of his party.
Answering the question from the All Progressives Congress’ lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), on when he submitted the results, he said he did on “the 26th”.
Asked which month, he said “April 26”.
Asked when did the election hold he said “23rd”.
But when asked to mention the month, he said, “I cannot remember.”