2015 POLLS: Despite President Jonathan Conceding Defeat; PDP Vows To Challenge Gen Buhari’s ‎Victory At The Tribunal

The  Peoples Democratic Party has said it will challenge the outcome of the March 28 presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission, through its Chairman and Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday morning, declared  Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election.

The PDP through its agent at the National Collation Centre in Abuja on Wednesday, when the final result was declared, had refused to sign the result sheet despite its candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, having earlier conceded defeat.
The agent of the PDP, Bello Fadile, who was in attendance when parties were being called upon to sign the result sheet, told journalists shortly after the result was declared that the party was not satisfied with the outcome of the election and had decided to challenge it at the election tribunal.

“Whether I sign it (the result sheet) or I don’t sign it, does not make any difference. It doesn’t invalidate the result. When we go to court, then we can challenge the result, Fadile said.

When asked to confirm if the PDP will challenge the result at the presidential election petitions tribunal, Fadile added, “Sure! The party petitioned. Don’t forget. So the party will follow through the petition. There are rules for this. The law is there.

“The result was declared on the 1st of April, I think. We will follow the due process. Like the president (Jonathan) said, ‘If you have any grievances, follow due process and the due process in this instance is to go to the tribunal.”


VIDEO: 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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