SaharaReporters has learned of a plot to abduct Independent National Election Commission (INEC) Chairman Attahiru Jega by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agents during the presidential election in March. The intent was to derail the vote tabulation when it was clear that the PDP could lose the election to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The plotters are said to have included former Minister of State for the Niger Delta, Godsay Orubebe, and members of Chairman Jega’s state-sponsored security detail. Chairman Jega was supposed to be abducted after Godsay Orubebe disrupted the public tabulation by Chairman Jega and Resident Election Commissioners (RECs).
It will be recalled that Mr. Orubebe subjected the Nigerian public and entire Election Commission to a lengthy diatribe, claiming that Chairman Jega was giving the APC preferential treatment and biased.
SaharaReporters is confirming details, but it is believed that Chairman Jega was going to be abducted by agents working for the PDP had he taken a recess from Mr. Orubebe’s disturbance.
SaharaReporters will provide the latest updates, once the details of the plot are confirmed.