Nwobu’s testimony has brought forth serious allegations implicating Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, in a scheme to rig the election and undermine Atiku’s prospects.
During Wednesday’s proceedings, Nwobu revealed instances where the votes for the PDP candidate were mysteriously tampered with at various collation centers.
The official results released by the INEC indicated that Peter Obi garnered 584,621 votes, while Atiku received a modest 9,036 votes in Anambra state. Bola Tinubu of the APC secured 5,111 votes.
Nwobu, who holds significant positions as the Anambra PDP chairman and the state collation agent for the party, divulged that presiding officers outrightly refused to upload the election results following the vote counting process.
Furthermore, he personally visited approximately 30 polling units out of the 4,720 units spread across the state on the day of the election.
The witness, under intense questioning, explained that he felt compelled to sign the result sheet at the state collation center as a precautionary measure to secure a copy for himself.
Nwobu believed that without his signature, access to the document would have been denied.
While result sheets were duly signed by PDP agents at the polling units before being dispatched to the collation center, Nwobu highlighted glaring issues that arose during this crucial stage.
He pointed out problems encountered with presiding officers at the ward level, which marked the beginning of what he described as a series of suspicious events throughout the electoral process.
Nwobu, with utmost concern, admitted that he had to intervene on several occasions to prevent voters and other party agents from launching attacks on officials from the INEC.
He emphasized the daunting challenges faced by polling officers and underscored the importance of maintaining order and security.
Nwobu’s appearance as Atiku Abubakar’s eleventh witness before the tribunal has injected significant gravity into the ongoing legal proceedings.
The five-member panel, headed by Haruna Tsammani, continues to meticulously evaluate the testimonies presented as part of the electoral dispute.
As this crucial case progresses, the veracity of these allegations and their potential ramifications on the final electoral outcome will undoubtedly be subject to rigorous scrutiny.