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WAEC Certificate Of Dapo Abiodun Delivered To Tribunal



WAEC Certificate of Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun was delivered by an official of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC ), Mr Fasasi Sarafa, on Friday before the governor­ship election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta metropo­lis.

The examination council was subpoenaed to tender Abio­dun’s O-level certificate follow­ing an allegation of certificate forgery levelled against the gov­ernor by one of the witnesses called by the Peoples Democrat­ic Party (PDP) in the course of proceedings at the tribunal.

All counsels to the respon­dents expressed no objection to the certificate tendered, but counsel to petitioners, Gordy Uche, SAN, said he had reserva­tions concerning the copy of the certificate brought by WAEC in comparison with what was earlier submitted by counsel to Governor Dapo Abiodun.

He also informed the court that the 2nd respondent was ready to open his case, adding that he would close his case be­tween Tuesday and Wednesday next week as he applied for an adjournment for his client to have enough time to prepare witnesses.

Meanwhile, a witness, Alowolodu Jimoh, an APC ward collation agent from Sag­amu, appeared before the panel to testify in favour of his party and alleged that electoral pro­cess was disrupted by hoodlums who were opposed to the use of BVAS at his polling unit. The witness was cross-examined by counsels to respondents.

Under cross-examination by the counsel to Independent National Electoral Commis­sion (INEC), Olumide Ogidan, who asked him if the election was free and fair, the witness answered in the affirmative. He, however, posited that the process was disrupted by op­position to the use of BVAS in some polling units which made all parties in the election to be awarded the score zero by INEC.

In its ruling, the tribunal ad­mitted the scanned copy of the subpoena issued on WAEC and marked it Exhibit RA1 while the original acknowledged copy was admitted and marked Ex­hibit RA2. The Governor’s re­sult as produced by WAEC was marked Exhibit RA3.

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