WITNESS TELLS TRIBUNAL HOW MIKE IGINI, AKWA IBOM STATE REC, BEGGED HIM TO ACCEPT CANCELLED ELECTIONS RESULTS IN OBOT- AKARA IN SUPPORT OF PDP
More startling revelations were on Monday made by an APC agent, Mr Tiebet Joshua, on the floor of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal, of how the Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini, invited him to his office in Uyo and begged him to accept, the result as declared in favour of the PDP candidate, Senator Ekpenyong, after the election had earlier been cancelled by the Returning Officer due to over voting.
According to Joshua, ” my Lords, after the cancellation of Obot-Akara election results due to over voting, I was taken to the office of the REC, Mike Igini, in Uyo by the Electoral Officer of Obot-Akara.
“When we got there, Igini begged me to support the cancellation of the election results from Obot-Akara Local Government to enable the PDP candidate to be declared winner and I said No. But they went ahead to revalidate the results in Igini’s office and Ekpenyong was declared winner in Uyo instead of Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District office of INEC”.