International observers, journalists, politicians and indeed the whole world watched with mouths agape on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015, when ex-Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe, embarked on a show of shame on national television protesting some of the results of the results of the presidential election already announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Orubebe alleged that the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega was biased in not accepting the protest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against conduct of the election in Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, and Katsina states.
He was irrked that Jega not only accpeted the protest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on its protest in Rivers State, but has also set up a panel o investigate the APC’s claims.
Orubebe also accused Jega of colluding with the APC noting that the opposition party already has copy of the full result of the electtion which result has not been made public.
Orubebe was not only hysterical he also shamelessly insisted that the election announcement result process will not continue sitting on the podium and holding on to the microphone. He was calling the INEC of several unrpintable names.
In all these, Jega remained unruffled and unperturbed, looking calm in his attempt to defend himself which Orubebe never allowed saying the man should not defend himself.
When Jega was finally allowed to respond, he told the audience that he has not even seen the protest being talked about by Orubebe and that there is no way he could accept protest when the collation and announcement of results is already going on.
“Elder Orubebe, you are a former Minister of this nation and an elder statesman on your own right, I think there is a need for you to be mindful of your conduct and utterances in public,” jega said.