Former minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe caused a stir as he disrupted proceedings at the INEC announcement of election results when he accused chairman of the commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega of being partial.
He said the opposition APC complained of the election in Rivers State, and a committee was immediately set up to investigate, but that when the PDP also complained about the process in two other states, nothing was done.
He said his party had lost confidence in Jega, and was unwilling to go on with the process, as he took hold of the microphone, sat on the podium, and refused to allow proceedings continue, causing pandemonium in the hall.
The PDP representatives in the hall also displayed a result sheet which they claimed to have gotten from the APC website, accusing Jega of having given it to the APC.
However, when calm was restored, Jega responded, that he was yet to officially receive the PDP petition, and urged the former minister to be careful of accusations he makes.
Jega also denied providing any result to anybody, noting that the process was still ongoing, and that as such, results were not ready, hence he could not have given it to anybody.
He reiterated his warning that stakeholders should be careful of announcing results of the election, adding that INEC was the only authorized body to do such.
Jega also cautioned Orubebe to be careful of his public conduct and utterances as a former minister and elder statesman.
The process of election result announcements continued thereafter.
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