drama played out at the Akwa Ibom National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday in Abuja when suddenly one of the witness of embattled former governor Godswill Akpabio, Mr. Stanley Annah from Ikot Ekpene dramatically turned blind when given the card reader report to state the total number of accredited voters for Ikot Ekpene.
Mr Annah, who told the tribunal that elections held in all the polling units of the council, suddenly turned blind and mute when told to read out the total number of accredited voters based on the card reader for Ikot Ekpene on exhibit P19. “I can’t see anything, I can’t read,” he said.
He wore glasses. Asked if truly he is a graduate of agriculture as he claimed, he said yes but still can’t read the figures. He also claimed he has no idea of the number of polling units in Ikot Ekpene.
After minutes of vain attempt to evade the question, he reluctantly read out 22,761 as the total number of accredited voters for Ikot Ekpene. He had also earlier declared he can’t see nor read the total number of votes cast in the Local Government.
The last witness for the day was Francis Idungafa , a former PDP chairman from Ika. He admitted that his polling unit, Nto Udo Enwan Primary School, had the result mutilated and inflated.
Twice he told the tribunal that total number of accredited voters was cancelled from 530 to 650 while total valid votes cast was also cancelled and inflated from 402 to 648 even though the card reader report proved that the unit had 155 successful accreditation and 137 failed accreditation, totaling 292 accredited voters.
Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, the electoral fraud committed are just too much.
Who knows the kind of jazz the used on him?.