A witness of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mohammed Tata, who spoke at the Presidential Election Tribunal on Monday, stated that he was forced to sign a copy of the result of the February 23 presidential election.
According to the witness, he was threatened that he will be sack from N-Power scheme if he fails to sign the result of the election.
The witness further revealed that he reported the incident but no step was taken against those who threatened him.
The report noted that Tata served as an agent of the PDP in Jigawa State during the presidential election.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the party had challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.
While being cross-examined by the lawyer to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yunus Usman, the PDP Tata said, “I was harassed and intimidated to sign the result sheet under duress.”
“I was told that if I refuse to sign, my name will be removed from the N-Power programme.”
Tata stated that the 700 votes claimed to be won by President Buhari in his unit cannot be proven as “there was no score because there was no election.”
He noted that he is a Muslim and believes in destiny, adding that he does not care whether the PDP or APC won the election in his unit.
Tata added, “All I want is that I need justice in my country. I don’t care whether my party won or lost, but I am not happy about what happened.”
When asked by the lawyer to the APC, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, why he did not mention the names of those that harassed him in his statement on oath, Tata replied that he decided not to mention names for security reasons and for the fact that he still benefits from the Federal Government’s scheme – N-Power.