2015 POLLS: PDP Declines To Sign Presidential Poll Result Sheet [IMAGES]

The  Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday [April 1]  refused to sign the final result sheet for the March 28 presidential election, which it lost to Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) of the All Progressives Congress.

This was despite that the PDP presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, had conceded defeat earlier before the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission and Chief Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Attahiru Jega, returned Buhari as the President-elect at about 3.44am on Wednesday.

One of the PDP agents, Godsday Orubebe, who had earlier caused a row when the collation exercise continued on Tuesday, had left the National Collation Centre in Abuja before the announcement of the final result by Jega.

The second agent, Bello Fadile, was present when party agents were being called upon to sign the result sheet.

At about 3.36am when Fadile approached the podium, where Jega was seated, instead of signing the result sheet as other agents invited before him had done, he only spoke few words in hushed tones to the INEC boss, shook hands with him (Jega) and returned to his seat.

Fadile however waited till the end of the event at about 3.53am to receive a copy of the result.


VIDEO ONE: PDP Agent, Former Minister Godsday Orubebe, Disrupts Collation Of Results Of Presidential Election

VIDEO TWO: PDP Agent, Former Minister Godsday Orubebe, Disrupts Collation Of Results Of Presidential Election and Prof Jega's response

Yesterday, March 31, there was a mild drama at the Presidential Collation Centre at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, when a former Minister, Godsday Orubebe held up the collation of the Presidential election results in the presence of security agents.

Orubebe, who is representing President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP, said his grouse was that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega refused to pay attention to the petition submitted by PDP against the election results in some northern states, including Kano, but has acted on the petition submitted by the APC on the conduct of the presidential election in Rivers state.

For close to thirty minutes, Orubebe who was a former Minister of the Niger Delta and a former governorship aspirant in Delta refused to allow for the collation of the presidential results, insisting that Jega and his national commissioners should address the petition submitted by the PDP against the conduct of the elections in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Bauchi and other states.

Orubebe who refused to be moved accused the INEC chairman of selective management of the election issues, stating further that PDP has lost confidence on what he is doing as the head of the Election Management Body.

Shouting on top of his voice, Orubebe who dared the security agents to arrest him kept shouting, “You have refused to listen to our protest. We have lost confidence in you and we don’t believe in you anymore. We have complained against the election results from Kano, Kaduna, and Katsina.

“You are partial and tribalistic. We won’t take it anymore until something is done. He returned our protests to us.  We complained against Kaduna and he hurriedly went to set up a committee for Rivers. Let him set up a committee to go to Kano, Kaduna and Katsina. He is playing a script, we won’t allow it. This country belongs to everybody, Jega has nothing to reply. He did not reply us.“

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