Atiku vs Buhari: Drama as PDP’s witness denies writing statement against Buhari
John Owen Nwachukwu
July. 09, 2019
A witness called by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate in the February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, stunned those present in court on Tuesday.
The witness threw the court into shock when he said he was seeing for the first time the statement attributed to him, which he adopted as his own, according to the Nation.
The witness, Bako Umar Katanga, said he acted as Local Government Polling Agent for the PDP at the election.
While being led in evidence by Mike Ozekhome, SAN, he claimed that he deposed and signed the statement before the court’s registry on March 18, 2019.
However, when he was cross-examined by lawyer to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Atoyebi, SAN, the witness said he was seeing the statement for the first time, a reaction that got everyone in court laughing.
After the conclusion of Katanga’s testimony, Ozekhome applied for an adjournment, a request the tribunal Chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba granted and adjourned till Thursday for further hearing in the petition.
Atiku and the PDP called 13 witnesses on Tuesday, raising the number of witnesses they have called between Monday and today to 19.
DAILY POST reported earlier that Mohammed Tata, a witness called by the PDP at Tribunal yesterday had alleged that he was forced to sign a copy of the result of the February 2019 presidential election.
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