Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal hearing the petition of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola against governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, yesterday took evidence from a statistics expert, Isiaka Olanrewaju, who established irregularities during the July 16 governorship election.
Olanrewaju, who was led in evidence by Oyetola’s counsel, Akin Olujinmi, SAN, told the tribunal chaired by Justice Tertse Kume that his analysing the result forms for the election and comparing them with the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS), showed over-voting.
The expert, who disclosed that he was an appointee of Oyetola, said he relied on forms EC8As, EC8B, EC8C, EC8D, EC8E and BVAS report released by INEC to arrive at his findings.
Cross-examined by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lawyer, Prof. Paul Ananaba, the witness said he analysed the results of the election in 749 units across 10 local governments, as against 762 units being suggested to him by the counsel for the respondent
The witness was also cross-examined by the counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alex Izinyon (SAN).
He said: “I did my analysis across 749 polling units in 10 local governments, regardless of which party won.”
He told the tribunal that although he didn’t operate the BVAS machine on the election day on July 16, he received the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the BVAS report on July 27 after the election.