Four more witnesses for Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, on Thursday told the State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that the April 11 governorship election was peaceful in their various polling units.
The witnesses, who were from different local government areas of the state, also declared that there were no cases of multiple thumb printing and ballot snatching in their respective polling units.
The witnesses added that they were duly accredited by their polling unit officials and also waited for their votes to be counted before they left the venue. The witnesses included Obubeleye Briggs, a lawyer, who voted at polling unit 1 in Ward 13 of Akukutoru Local Government Area, and Canon Nwankwo, who voted at polling Unit 7, Ward 12 in Ikwere Local Government.
Others are a public health worker, Nkpang Igonikon, who voted at polling Unit 6, Ward 5 of Akukutoru Local Government Area, and Peter Michael, voted at unit 12 Ward 9 of Andoni Local Government.
Mr. Briggs said that the election process was hitch-free and that after the whole process, the winner was later declared in his polling unit.
Also, Canon Nwankwo, a reverend of the Anglican Church, said that the entire voting process in his unit was transparent and credible.
A health worker, Nkpang Igonikon, said that she voted in her polling unit without any form of violence.
A community leader, Peter Michael, told the tribunal that the election went well in his polling unit and that the tribunal should disregard “the lies of the APC witnesses”.
During the cross-examination by the All Progressives Counsel, Akinlolu Olujimi, all the witnesses told the tribunal that they did both manual and card reader accreditation.
Mr. Wike has so far presented 11 witnesses from seven local government areas to prove that the election was free and fair.
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