He said the cancellation was imperative owing to wide scale electoral malpractices and irregularities that occurred during the polls. Onjeh is also challenging the return of Mark by INEC on the grounds that the polls were marred by electoral malpractices and irregularities.
The petitioner had earlier tendered his written statement on oath and certified true copies of result sheets including several other electoral materials in furtherance of his case.
Responding to questions from Kenneth Ikooni, Mark’s counsel, Onjeh explained that the result forms produced by INEC never reflected the actual votes cast in the election. He insisted that Mark did not win the election with 49,423 votes as declared by INEC, claiming that the results of the election were “concocted and falsified”.
He argued that “the irregularities, malpractices, allocation of votes, multiplication of figures, over-voting, over accreditation, concoction of results” were all reflected on the faces of the documents tendered and admitted in evidence. Ikooni, however, dismissed petitioner’s claims of irregularities and malpractices, saying he was nowhere close to the polling units or collation centres.