A witness of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ibrahim Hamza, on Monday, told the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, that he signed the election results of Nasarawa State under duress.
The witness said this at the continuation of the hearing of a petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and his Party PDP.
They are challenging the Feb. 25 presidential election results which brought President Bola Tinubu as duly elected president.
The respondents in the petition marked CA/PEPC/05/2023 are Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, President Bola Tinubu and All Progressives Congress, APC.
The witness who is the 10th witness called by the PDP, said he is a human resources consultant and represented his party, PDP as Nasarawa collation officer.
Being cross examined by the counsel for Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Abubakar Mahmoud, the witness told the court that he signed the results under duress.
“I did not state this in my witness statement of oath because I know a day like this would come.
“The results were altered after I appended my name and signed.
“Due process was not followed…I had to sign to obtain a copy of the results because there was this intimidation that if I did not sign, I would not be given the result” he said.
He said that he voted but the results were not uploaded because the Bimodal Voters Accrediton system, BVAS, failed.