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 Assistant, Abdullahi.
“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,” Orubebe said when interview by Channels TV.
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.