Tribunal: continuation of Shaba/Wambai hearing and cross examination 16/July2019

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Today 16/July/2019 is the day rescheduled for the continuation of hearing and cross examination of petitioner witnesses of a case challenging the credibility of 23/February 2019 general election which Alhaji Abdullkarim Usman ISAH of APC won and decleared by independent National electoral commission as member house of Representatives for
Lokoja-Kotonkarfe federal constituency.
The process commenced exactly 9:10am.
Here are the responses of petitioner witnesses.
Counsel to hon Shaba Ibrahim present Abdullahi Abdullrahaman .J. as a witness from Lokoja LGA.
On the 16 of March you submitted statement of oath? Answer yes and what do you want the court to do? Answer I want the court to remove pharagraphy 6 and 8.
In pharagraphy 2 of your witness statement, you said you are PDP party agent and what can you show to this court? Answer yes and I have PDP agent tagged and appointment letter.
The agent tagged and appointment letter adopted as exhibits p86a.
In your polling unit you said you are a registered voter and what can you confirmed it to this court that you are a registered voter? Answer my voter ID but without passsport and it's been adopted adopted as exhibits p87a.
In paragraph 7 of your witness statement shows that the voters register boxes was ticked ? Answer yes.
In your polling unit,are you given a pincopy of your polling unit result ? Answer yes and he confirm it.
Counsel to Wambai apply for exhibits p5b and did you signed the p5b i.e result? Answer no,it was my second.
What is his name ?Answer Baba shehu.
Is Baba shehu still alive? Answer yes.
In paragraph 11 you have an observations did you put it in written form ? Answer no but in verbal form.
You are not INEC staff and you didn't handle any of those material? Answer yes
Counsel to APC apply for exhibits p5b.
In paragraph 7 you said you made an observation that the numbers of acreditation excided the numbers of vote cast,what is the total number of vote accredited and total numbers of cast ? Answer yes and I can't remember.
Abdullahi I Usman Witness from kuri village in Lokoja LGA.
On 16 of March you submitted a witness statement and you want that statement to be adopted ? Answer yes.
In paragraph 2 of your witness statement you said you are a registered voter ? Answer yes and what can you show to the court that you are voter? Answer yes my voter ID, the votercard is adopted as exhibits p88a.
Counsel to INEC is it true that you are appointed as agent ? Answer no am a voter.
Counsel to Wambai the election is free and Fair ? Answer yes.
And you did not know what Inec recorded for each political party? Answer Iam a voter. After you voted on that day you left to your house ? Answer I waited till they announced the result. And what was the scores of PDP ? Answer I can't remember.
What date was this election ? Answer March 3/3/2019.
IBRAHIM SAIDU (Baba-Ohi) from Gegubeki opposite center mosque GEGUBEKI community in KOGI LGA
On the 16/ 3/2019 you submitted witness statement of an aoth and what do you want to do with it ? Answer I want the court to remove pharagraphy 6 and 8, because it's completely incorrect and I want it to be adopted as a witness statement.
In paragraph 2 & 5 you said you are an agent in your polling unit ? Answer yes.
What can you show to this court that you are an agent? Answer my agent tagged and my voter ID.
The agent tage and vote Id is adopted as exhibits p89a and votercard p90a.
In paragraph 7 of your witness statement, the register voter boxes was ticked ? Answer yes.
You said you were given a pincopy of your polling unit result can you confirm it? Answer yes and confirmed.
Counsel to INEC no questions.
Counsel to Wambai
Are you an INEC staff and did you signed the result ? Answer no my second signed it.what is his name? Answer ONJA-ASSANA.
And this your second is still alive? Answer yes.
That election APC won ? Answer that is what was announced by INEC.
Did you know how INEC forms is been completed ? Answer no.
What is the total vote accredited and total vote cast? Answer I can't remember but in my statement.
Malik Muhammed NDA from Kupa village in Lokoja LGA .
Counsel to SHABA IBRAHIM
ON the 16 March 2019 you submitted witness statement to this court ? Answer yes.
You said you are a registered voter and what can you show to this court that you are a register voter ? The answer my votercard.
Votercard adopted as exhibits p91a.
Counsel to INEC no questions.
Counsel to Wambai the result was announced in English language, You only speak Hausa and your statement of oath doesn't have Hausa version? Answer no.
The result shows that APC won the election? Answer yes.
Do you signed the result? Answer yes.
Pls resigned the signature in five times.
Unfortunately the signature didn't correspond.
You are not the PDP agent ? Answer no.
Counsel to APC
The statement of aoth and the result was it interpreted to you ? Answer yes.
It's confirmed that you are not PDP agent and you can't speak English nor understand it? Answer yes.
IBRAHIM Salihu Gimba from jammata Lokoja LGA.
On the 24 April 2019 you submitted witness statement to this court and you want the statement to be adopted ? Answer yes and I want Form EC8A should be change to EC8ii form,
Haven't made that correction and I want the court to adopt it.
You are register voter and what can you show to this court that you are a registered voter ? Answer my voter ID.
The party agent tage and party membership card is adopted as exhibits p92 and I p93a p94a.
In paragraph 5 of your witness statement, the voters register boxes was tick? Answer yes.
Counsel to INEC no questions.
Counsel to Wambai
You said, you can't read and how did you understand what exhibits p2a is all about ? Answer no, I don't understand.
The result is anounnced in English language ? Answer yes.
On what day did you signed this statement of aoth ? Answer I can't remember.
Did you signed the result of your polling unit? No it was my second that signed the result..
What is the total numbers of voter in that polling unit?
Answer I can't remember.
APC won the election ? Answer I only had that APC won the election.
The person that signed the result was alive?
Answer he is not healthy.
Counsel to APC no questions.
Muhammed IBRAHIM warizi from girinya village of kogi LGA.
On 24 of April you submitted witness statement to this court ? Answer yes.
And what do you want to do with this statement ? Answer I want pharagraphy 6 and 8 to be remove and I want it to be adopted.
In paragraph 2 you said you are an agent in your polling unit and what can you show to this court that you are an agent? Answer my agent tagged and party membership card. The agent tage and party membership card is adopted as exhibits p95a.
Counsel to INEC no questions .
Counsel to Wambai
Do you art as an INEC staff? Answer no.
So you work on any of the INEC forms? Answer no
What is the scores of APC ? Answer I can't remember.
Do you know that INEC staff use smart card reader for acreditation ? Answer yes.
Did you signed the result of your polling unit ? Answer yes I signed.
And you signed because you are satisfied with the outcome of the election? Answer I signed because am satisfied with the outcome of the election.
Your polling unit have a voting point ? The answer is yes.
Counsel to APC no questions.
Muhammed Ali Muhammed from Papa compound Garaji village in Lokoja LGA.
On the 24 April 2019 you submitted witness statement to this court and what do you want this court to do ? Answer I want the court to change form EC8A to EC8II and I want the court to adopt my statement of aoth.
In paragraph 2 of your witness statement, you said you are an agent in your polling unit and what can you show to the court? Answer yes and my agent tage and party membership card.
The agent tage and party membership is adopted as exhibits p96a and p97a.
Counsel to INEC no questions.
Counsel to Wambai
Is your name on that Agent tagged.
Answer no.
Do you signed form EC8a i.e polling unit result? Answer no it was Ndanusa that signed it.
Is ndanusa still alive? Answer yes and Iam here to speak on his behalf.
Do you have the total number of vote in your polling unit?
Answer yes,is in my records.
The numbers is not in your records ? Answer it's,pls checked it very well.
There is a voting point in your polling unit? Answer yes sir.
Counsel to APC no questions.
Suleiman Adamu Nda-etsu from budon yagba unit village in Lokoja LGA.
On the 14 April 2019 you submitted witness statement to this court ? Answer yes.
And you want this statement to be adopted ? Answer yes sir.
In paragraph 2 of your witness statement, you said you are party agent and what can you show to this court that you are an agent ? Answer agent tagged and party membership card.
The Agent tagged and party membership card is adopted as exhibits p98a
In exhibits p3d did you understand it ? Answer Yes.
In paragraph 5 the voters register boxes was ticked ? Answer yes.
Counsel to Wambai in your exhibits p3d do you signed it ? Answer no it was my second that signed it.
What is the name of the person that signed it ? Answer Ndaji.
In exhibits p9a you read the numbers 559 ? Answer I see 555 I don't know what it stands for.
The agent that signed the result where's him ?
Answer he travels.
Meaning what you are saying here is on behalf of Ndaji? Answer yes.
What is the total number of votes in your polling unit? Answer I can't remember.
Is your name on the agent tagged? Answer no place where they write my name there.
It shows that you are not a registered voter ? Answer no.
Suleiman baba Ali from maikube village in Lokoja LGA.
On the 14 April 2019 you submitted witness statement to this court? Answer yes sir and I want the court to correct form EC8A to EC8II.
In paragraph 2 of your witness statement, you said you are an agent of your polling unit and what do you show to this court that you are an agent?
Answer agent tagged and party membership card.
The agent tagged and party membership card is adopted as exhibits p98a and p99a respectively.
In paragraph 4 of your witnesses statement i.e the polling unit result did you signed it? Answer yes.
In paragraph 5 of your witness statement,stated that voter register was ticked ? Answer yes.
Counsel to INEC no questions.
Counsel to Wambai
Exhibits p98 your name or picture is not there? Answer yes.
Exhibits p6d do you signed it i.e the polling unit result? Answer no, it's my second.
What is the name of the person that signed? Answer Ali baba.
The PDP agent that signed the result is Ali Usman? Answer yes.
The total number of vote which is 889 ? Answer yes.
Do you have any letter of appointment?
Answer no but agent tagged.
Counsel to APC
No questions,becouse the witness is not Agent...
The case has been adjoined to 23/July/2019.

By Mh'd Oseze

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