PDP chieftain disrupts collation of presidential election results

Orubebe being persuaded to leave the podium

Former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  on Tuesday  temporarily stalled the announcement of the final collation of the results of the presidential elections in Abuja.

Claiming that the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has not responded to petitions by the PDP on the results of the election in some states, Orubebe insisted that the collation will not continue.

He accused Jega of being partial and colluding with the APC  to release results ahead of final collation.

It took almost 15 before Orubebe was persuaded to allow the collation to continue after Jega responded to his allegations.

The INEC Chairman denied Orubebe’s allegations stating that he has not received any petition from the PDP.

Although he admitted that he was approached by a PDP member Bello Fadile  who wanted to submit the party’s petitions to him, Jega said he declined to accept them since the collation has commenced.

According to Jega he directed that any petition or communication should be submitted to the commission’s Secretary who was  not at the collation centre.

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