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Bayelsa poll: APC, INEC present conflicting results at tribunal

The All Progressive Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission reportedly submitted conflicting election results of the November 11, 2023 Governorship election in Bayelsa State at the tribunal.

According to Channels TV, the conflicting election results were tendered at the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

However, the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Adekunle Adeleye, admitted them as exhibits for the tribunal consideration during the hearing of the petition.

The documents from APC had the same serial number of accredited voters, as that of INEC but had different number of votes recorded for different political parties.

A witness, Mallory Afin who testified for the petitioners, during cross examination by counsel to the Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri, it was discovered that the results tendered by APC in ward 002 were prepared and signed by the same presiding officer for ward 015.

Meanwhile, ex-Minister of Petroleum, Timipre Sylva and his party APC, had sued INEC, the Bayelsa State governor and the PDP, praying the tribunal to hold that election took place in three different local government areas where the electoral umpire stated otherwise.

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