Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki (middle). Photo credit: peoplesdemocraticparty.com.ng

By Ogbolu George with agency report

Witnesses who testified on Tuesday, in the Edo state election tribunal led by Justice Ahmed Badamasi, insisted that the September 28 election was filled with fraud in some wards in the state capital, Benin.

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The witnesses who were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agents during the election testified for the PDP and Ize Iyamu, the party’s candidate.

A PDP polling agent at Igioshodinikpemagba in Oghode ward, Ovia North  East Local Government, Osarenren Edomwandagbn said “I  insist as in my statement that there were over voting and non accreditation of voters before voting.

“I  testify that even my junior sister’s name on the voter register was ticked to have been voted in that election even when she was never around but abroad during election.”

“Everything I  said in my deposition is as correct as I  made it.

“I stated that there were either no accreditation, over voting and wrongful collation of results,’ Omorogieva Osayemwenre, another PDP agent stated.

The petitioners had named INEC, Obaseki and the APC as first, second and third respondents respectively in the petition.

Obaseki was declared winner of the Edo governorship election by INEC after polling 319,483 votes to beat Iyamu, who polled 250,000 votes.