Chief Olabode George, has blamed the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Atahiru Jega, for the loss the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered at the presidential election.
According to Daily Post, Bode George in a statement on Friday, May 1, after a closed door meeting of the South-West PDP Presidential Contact and Mobilisation Committee, alleged that Atahiru Jega conspired with enemies of the PDP to deny the party of a decisive victory through a bungled election process.
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He said: "PDP lost the elections because of unresolved issues and due to the handiwork of enemies within, coupled with the conspiracy by INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, who wisely made Nigerians to have the impression that the election was free and fair when it was not".
Chief George also hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat despite the noticeable irregularities in the just concluded presidential poll.
George said, “People like President Jonathan are very rear to come by. He accepted a flawed election for Nigeria to stand united. Can those who have not been sworn in and have started threatening to impeach a PDP governor do this?
He lauded Fayose for resisting intimidation and remaining dogged in the battle against impeachment by the APC, encouraging him and the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to continue to work together.
The South-West PDP Presidential Contact and Mobilisation Committee also called defected members to return and rebuild the party, since the All Progressives Congress had boldly declared that there was no space for them in the party.
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Meanwhile, President Jonathan on Thursday questioned the results of the March 28 presidential election, saying “the Peoples Democratic Party couldn’t have got those kinds of scores” it had in some places.
He said he conceded defeat to the All Progressives Congress’s candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, so as to move the nation forward.