Based on the Judgment of an Appeal Court in Enugu which mandated the Anambra State Election tribunal to revisit some cases it had earlier thrown out, Anambra State?Election Tribunal sitting in Awka continued this week with evidence of an extract of the INEC Voters register for Lagos?State showing the name of Chief Willie Maduabuchi Obiano as having voted?in the Governorship and Presidential elections of April 2011. The extract?was certified by Lagos State INEC on April 23, 2014
By Ikeagwuonwu Chinedu
The Petitioners insisted that ‘whatever was in this register as at ?24th April,?2011 when it was certified is still the situation of the register today, since Lagos State has not done any review of its register since 2011’
Counsel for INEC Adegboyega Awomolo had asked if there was any remark by INEC to confirm the ?tendered certified extract of the register marked as Exhibit 424 as the current State of the register.
?Obiano?s lawyers claimed in their defence that Obiano transferred his voters card from Lagos to his hometown in Anambra State prior to the election, which of course left a lot of questions unanswered for by APGA and Obiano?s group as multiple voters card numbers with Obiano?s name appeared at the court
Additionally, another certified true copy of Obiano’ Form EC4B (an INEC form that captures the particulars of nomination of a candidate) as submitted by the respondents party APGA.The document was admitted in as evidence and marked Exhibit P.415.
Also admitted in Exhibit and marked as Exhibit 423 was Obiano?s INEC Form CF 001 (candidate?s personal information data form submitted by candidates under oath for the election).
The form shows Obiano’s voter card No 90F5B15E70378200332 obtained on September 2013, the same date the APGA candidate completed the forms and this was different from Voter Card No?90F5B12B88377091121 exhibited in the Lagos Register, and also different from a third one 90F5 B12B obtained on 21st August 2013
Earlier Mr Chibuzo Obiako a recalled witness had tendered the certified true copies of Obiano’s three cards. The document had earlier been tendered in evidence in the proceedings and rejected because the respondents objected, insisting that the paragraphs had been struck out. Based however on the judgment of the Appeal Court and the fresh application from the petitioners, the document was converted from (Exhibit P.388 rejected) to Exhibit P.388 accepted
Also called back to the witness box was Mr Emeka Nwachukwu , PW22 who conducted the Internet search that established that Obiano had three registrations in the INEC register. Nwachukwu told the court that the?generated documents were sent to INEC with an application?for certification which was not done by the electoral umpire till date.(WHY HAS INEC REFUSED TO DO THIS.I HOPE PROF JEGA IS READING THIS REPORT)
This new evidence being argued has indicated serious evidence of fraud by Willy Obiano with the aim to fraudulently defraud the electorates and the good people of Anambra State. An applicant for the transfer of voters? card cannot wake up to have three voters? card numbers simultaneously. This is a clean case of triple registration and Fraud.
We have good information that Willy Obiano and his foot soldiers are running from pillar to post this moment to delete these information from the INEC register which they have unsuccessfully failed to edit before the Governorship election in the State.
THE PEOPLE OF ANAMBRA STATE DEMANDS JUSTICE FROM THE ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL AND INEC (that has kept silent on this matter for so long)..INEC must come out boldly and tell Nigerians what happened.INEC must be bold to speak out the truth against this injustice.Prof Jega must stand up now to expose Willy Obiano?s double standard and save the country further embarrassment
The Electoral act is very clear on cases like this, if found guilty,Willy Obiano and his bandwagon masquerading in Anambra state will all be kicked out and prosecuted with possibility of Prison terms
AN INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE?.