Jega lied, we took our petition to INEC secretariat—Orubebe
Jega lied, we took our petition to INEC
By Alex Uangbaoje
The representative of the Peoples
Democratic Party at the Presidential
Collation Centre, Mr. Godday Orubebe has
faulted the claim by the chairman of
Independent National Electoral
Commission, Prof. Attaihiru Jega that the
People Democratic Party, PDP, did not
submit its petition through the right
channel of communication.
He said that the party took the petition to
the secretariat of the commission but it was
not accepted, hence, they approached Jega
at the collation centre, who directed them
to give it to his Chief of Staff or Personal
“We took the letter to the INEC secretariat
but they did not accept it from us so we
approached Jega who told us to give it to his
Chief of Staff, which we did but we were
shocked that he returned it in the evening
of yesterday (Monday) that we didn’t follow
the right channel,”
He also said that APC submitted their
petition via e-mail through the Chief of Staff
of Jega, the same man they gave theirs to.
It will be recalled that at the start of
collation on Tuesday, Elder Orubebe
accused Jega of bias for failing to
acknowledge the petition of the PDP.
Orubebe had protested earlier that Jega has been compromise and that they no longer have confidence on his ability to announce the winner of the presidential elections.
He said because Jega is giving APC’s petitions attention and ignoring that of his party PDP.
But Jega explained that he hasn’t even seen the petition as at the time he is being accused by Orubebe.
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