Labour Party’s Maths Professor Prepared Reports For Only Two States
The Professor of mathematics presented by the Labour Party before the Presidential Election Petitions Court, Eric Ofuegbu, says he only analyzed reports from two states.
The two states are Benue and Rivers state where the Labour Party and Peter Obi contend recorded massive over-voting that affected the overall result of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
Ofuegbu who claimed not to have been paid for the research he did on the results from the two states, admitted to have relied on data from the INEC result viewing portal for his analysis.
He claimed in his witness statement that based on his collation and mathematical tabulation, there were cases of massive over voting in the two states.
Under cross examination by INEC’s lead counsel Abubakar Mahmoud, the witness was presented with a copy of the presidential election result sheet from polling unit 002, in Degema, Rivers state showing that 40 persons were accredited and 40 persons voted in the polling unit, with the INEC lawyer suggesting that the equal number of accredited voters and those who voted contradicts the claim of over voting.
Under further questioning on why he chose Rivers and Benue states as his main areas of interest, the witness said it was just random. The Professor was then asked whether an analysis of election results from just two states is enough to make conclusions on a presidential election, and he said he was limited by time.