Two documents submitted by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC may leave Senate President Bukola Saraki’s almost jeopardised political future teetering on the brink of a compounded catastrophe.
According to SaharaReporters, the documents established that the ex-Kwara governor’s senatorial election was rigged.
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Two documents submitted by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may jeopardize Senate President Bukola Saraki’s political future, according to our legal correspondent monitoring the sitting of the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Bukola Saraki declaring himself winner of Senatorial election
Tagged “Exhibit D1” and “Exhibit D2,” the two documents, declaring Mr. Saraki the winner, were both signed on March 28, 2015, the same day elections were held. “The documents clearly suggest falsification of results, because it was not until two days later that INEC began to declare the results,” said a legal expert who inspected the documents that were obtained by SaharaReporters.
The two controversial documents were admitted in evidence by the tribunal led by Justice Joshua Majebi. After reviewing the documents, legal experts described them as “a bizarre but unintended act of political self-immolation.”
Mr. Hassan is a longstanding ally of Senator Saraki’s, and once served as chief of staff to then Governor Saraki. In addition, Mr. Hassan represented both the senator and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party agent during the March 28, 2015 elections.
In an ironic twist, Mr. Hassan was the only witness called by the APC, the second respondent in the electoral petition, to testify in Mr. Saraki’s favor. Senator Saraki neither appeared to testify for himself nor did he call any other witness in his defense.