There turned into fear of a repeat of the 31 March 2015 ‘Orubebe drama’ at some stage in the collation of ultimate Saturday’s presidential election results held on the National Collation Centre, located on the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.
The PDP agent and spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Osita Chidoka, early Wednesday, attempted unsuccessfully to trigger the suspension of the assertion of the result by means of INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
It all started out whilst Mr. Chidoka reminded Prof. Yakubu about the petition his birthday party, the PDP wrote to INEC.
He alleged that the INEC Chairman promised that information of accreditation captured with the aid of the card reader throughout the country might be supplied at some stage in collation of outcomes.
“Yesterday (Monday), our colleague raised the difficulty and we thought that once we are available in this morning as we are listening to the states, we are able to be seeing the accreditation from the states,” Chidoka said.
“Please, Mr. Chairman, we are able to love it to be on file that we want to look the accreditation via the cardboard readers for Bauchi, Borno, Yobe specifically after which of course for the rest of the united states due to the fact the numbers we are seeing seem to be like we stay in countries,” he stated.
He said they had been no longer cozy with the alleged failure of the INEC boss to apply projector and show the results from the smart card reader in spite of spending N27bn in this 12 months’s price range on my own for generation.
Chidoka also said they determined that there have been 1.6 million human beings missing inside the voter sign up except the cancellations that during the election that allegedly affected 2.7 million voters.
He prayed Prof. Yakubu to droop the assertion of the effects till all observations have been addressed.
Responding, The INEC chairman brushed Chidoka aside pronouncing all the observers such as the ones made by means of different dealers could be beneficial for destiny elections.
Mr Yakubu stated at the same time as the fee noticed that the figures of permitted voters with regards to vote-solid did no longer add up in a single or two times, preliminary investigation revealed that the cumulative disparity was less than two consistent with cent.
In 2015, a former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe who changed into the PDP agent at some stage in the collation of the president election, accused the then INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega of being biased towards his birthday party.
He additionally stated Prof. Jega turned into tribalistic in managing the procedure of the collation, pronouncing Jega had installation a committee to investigate outcomes from Rivers State after the APC raised objections but refused to do equal when PDP complained about outcomes from Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and three different states.