Jega dismisses Fani-Kayode’s claim of PDP lead in 23 states

Attahiru Jega
Attahiru Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has dismissed the claim by Femi Fani-Kayode that President Goodluck Jonathan is leading in Saturday’s election in 23 of Nigeria’s 36 states.

Mr. Fani-Kayode is the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign.

“As we speak now, we are winning in 23 states and we have 64 per cent while the APC is winning in14 states and has 36 per cent,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said on Sunday without any evidence.

Addressing journalists at the International Conference Centre, the venue for collation of presidential election results, Mr. Jega dismissed Mr. Fani-Kayode’s claim.

He said results had only been collated in two states, including Ekiti State, adding that, “except more states have finished collation while we are in this hall.”

“You will have to direct the question to the person who said that (claim of victory in 23 states).

“And I think you should be careful of such information from people that are partisan,” Mr. Jega said.

He also warned against unofficial announcement of results.

“Only INEC can declare winners,” he said.

On the reports of irregularities, protest and violence rocking Rivers State, the INEC Chairman said he received a petition from the All Progressives Congress, calling for cancellation and rescheduling of elections in Rivers State.

He also confirmed that he received reports of the irregularities and violence, including torching of INEC office in the state.

The chairman said the electoral agency would “do it best to thoroughly investigate the reports” even though the commission had not received “specific” information in respect of the such allegations as substitution of ad hoc staff.

“The commission has not taken decision,” he said, adding that the decision on Rivers State will be communicated after “thorough investigation.”

While noting imperfections in the presidential and National Assembly elections, Mr. Jega said his agency had done its best to ensure the election was free fair.

He also dismissed speculations that the elections maybe declared inconclusive, saying he was not under pressure to do so.


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  • tundemash

    Any other confirmation FFK is on drugs ?

    FFK was trying to test our reaction when they come up with the rigged result from SS/SE.

    http://ireports-n(dot)com/2015/03/29/security-agents-aiding-falsification-of-results-in-rivers-imo-others-election-monitors/

    • Otile

      See the creatures voting for Imam Buhari.

      • Chinecherem

        Imbecile, are you still alive? I thought you would have committed suicide as a result of the shellacking your criminal PDP is receiving in this election. Honestly that you will still be fouling the space with your odious PDP rants shows that you are shameless!

      • GEJistheSHAMEofNIGERIA

        See the creatures voting for GEJ. Suffering and smiling!!

      • Musty

        Then relocate to another country boy. It comes to stand either you like it or not

        • Julius

          Israel wont have him and he is a Jew of Africa…hahahahahahaha !!!. He aint going nowhere jare.

      • Julius

        But, he won..shameful that cows even beat Jona.

      • Funso

        Omo Ale

    • Julius

      He is Oleku, the SS ati SE guy ,,,lmaoooooo

  • amazing2012

    Fani is cursed !

    • Otile

      Somali troops have ended the siege of a Mogadishu hotel which was taken by al-Shabab militants on Friday.
      At least 14 people were killed and more wounded after US-trained Somali special forces soldiers stormed the building.
      Journalists at the scene say they have seen the bodies of both militants and soldiers. Islamistal-Shabab is linked to al-Qaeda and has been battling the UN-backed government in Somalia since 2006, frequently targeting civilians.

      Are you still saying that Islam is a nice religion?

      • You have lost your miserable soul for ever.

        • akin

          You are destined to suffer. Olodo. You will bury your miserable head in shame in less than 24 hours when Behar is declared the winner. It is mum like you GET can deceive. Were.

      • TC

        Meanwhile $20 billion is missing and our chibok girls, rising insecurity and unemployment. Don’t distract from real issues mumu, use your brain it actually works, try it…..

        • Musty

          Plus our 9.5$ arms money to South Africa

      • amazing2012

        Blind cursed !
        Some Bible points on violence
        1. Deuteronomy 13:7-12 “….kill any friend or family that is worshiping another God”
        2. Luke 19:27 ” ……bring and kill the enemies of mine in my presence”
        3. Luke 22:36 “…….sell his cloth and buy one (sword)”
        4. Matthew 10:34 ” ……. I did not come to bring peace to the world but a sword”
        5. Judges 21:10-12 ” …..to kill and bring virgins”
        8. Deuteronomy 13:15 ” …,..kill including cows”.

        • Love Obayomi

          I know u are a cultist. u turned d bible upside down

          • amazing2012

            Ok turn it right !

        • Otile

          Cursed one, don’t misquote the Bible when you have not even read Hadith Qudsi.

          • amazing2012

            Cursed and English slave! Are you denaying what I quote ? Probe it by quotes not ignorant statements !

      • Julius

        You really need to be put away, locked up somewhere. You pass your usefulness

        • Otile

          You voted for Imam Buhari with the hope of reaping a big windfall when Imam dies and Odua people inherit the land through their son Osinbajo.

          • Julius

            And you can opt out of Nigeria to biafra. How about that ?

      • Funso

        OMO ALE.

        • Otile

          Omọ àlè which means bastard in Yoruba must be a very important factor in Yoruba life. There is no day some Yorubas don’t repeat the phrase over and over again. In a heated issue or in responding to people they hate the phrase ọmọ àlè is liberally littered over the comments. One can easily count 370 instances of ọmọ àlè Yoruba haters pour on those they hate in a very heated article.

          When they are bereft of what to say they still throw in ọmọ àlè. In most cases that is their only response to a comment.

      • amazing2012

        What brought the issue islam and election ? Cursed English slave !!

        • Otile

          Cursed son of Ishmael, did you not vote for Imam Buhari because he is a Mohammedan?

          • amazing2012

            You should be the cursed read this, pagan !”And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation” Genesis 17:20

          • Otile

            You are quoting from the satanic verses. Accursed be those who dragged and held you against your will in Islamic satatinism. I forgive you because it is not your fault, Islam is a religion of force.

          • amazing2012

            Cursed English slave. So bible contains satanic verses ? Thank you for the highlight !

  • Action_Nigeria

    THE SO CALLED PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS WERE A SHAM …… THE WORST SO FAR IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA

  • PDP is truly a cursed party. This was how this crazy party announced their own choice of Emir for Kano, a statement they later retracted. PDP will soon retract Fani-kayode’s announcement. Useless people. Useless party.

  • MC

    APC’s loss is very highly guaranteed and as sure as day. Sorry boys, see you in four years.

    • Julius

      By you and Fani Kayode…thats hilarious .Which one of you is on crack or is it both of you ?

  • Matthew Oye

    Congratulations fellow Nigerians.
    We want to use this opportunity to than you patriotic citizen for coming out in large numbers to vote and thank you much more for the peaceful way you conducted yourselves during and after this election. Our nation will work again. Lets put this election behind us and work together with our new president General Muhamadu Buhari to make this nation work again. The process of healing begins. This nation belongs to all of us.No one will be intimidated. Outgoing president Jonathan will be accorded the respect and courtesy due him as a former president. We appreciate his service and dedication to this nation. Provisions will be made available for him and he will be called upon to serve his country soon after he has rested awhile. His disengagement entitlements will be paid in full. To member of the outgoing government and pdp member, I say again no one will be intimidated. Yes, the new government will fight corruption, but there will be no witch hunting of anyone. This government will not rely on rumour mongering about looters but factual evidence. We will create conducive environment for all Nigeria to conduct their businesses and everyone should go about their normal duties without feeling of threat from any quarter. General Buhari will be a father and a servant leader to all Nigeria inrespective of tribe, religion, age, gender. This is the only nation will have we must all join hands together to make things work. We know the havoc terrorists has caused this nation. Their days are numbered. We will make this nation secured for everyone to go about their duties without threat of bomb, because terrorists will soon be wiped out of this nation. We commend our security services for gallantry in their engagement and dislodging this miscreants from their hideouts. Nigerians, good times beacon, but we must all be sober and reflect on our recent past as we seek to correct our mistakes of the past and moved on with a renewed hope. We promise you this nation will work again and it will be a nation we will all be proud to be identified with. This is our promise and the covenant we made with you. The angels are still in the whirlwinds. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  • Maitama Tambari

    That is what the chronic lunatic maniac has been planning to orchestrate to bring the successful election into confusion as their candidate has failed in the final examination just examined and graded by Nigerians. Praise be to God for saving Nigeria to catastrophic.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Jega actually dismissed the claims of both Lai Mohammed and FFK. What FFK said was that the results PDP is getting from the field….. He never said he was declaring official results, did he? FFK and every sensible Nigerian know that official declaration of results is the exclusive remit of INEC. PDP cannot keep quiet while APC and its agents like Premium Times continue to churn out spurious figures, can it?

    • Funso

      Omo ale

  • chris

    JEGA & HIS COMMISSION ARE DOING WELL. PLS, INVESTIGATE PROPERLY THE ISSUE OF NO ELECTION IN RIVER BUT COLLATION IS GOING ON AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT. WE LOOK UP TO YOU INEC.

  • Thelion

    This is a nice battle..
    Here comes a brighter future Nigerians, Watch out for change….

    • Thenjiwe Obong

      I like this but just for fun. whether Aso Rock is down is yet to be determined. please hold your horses/ time for declaration and grandstanding is coming.

  • OmoLasgidi

    JJ should please focus on more important issues, and not an irritant like FKK – a deluded, drug addict and rabble rouser. His political end is sealed – just like his late father – they never end well in their family. He is surely going down the same path. Now his corruption case can be expedited so he can change into his prison uniform. I wonder how the Yoruba people allow such “janduku” to stain their collective sophistication and history! A stain and blight on the Yoruba race!

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  • David Adeniran

    No doubt, Femi Fani-Cannabis will eventually end up in permanently in jail or a Rehabilitation Centre, far away from the comity of sane and normal people.

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  • ije2014

    To all those responding to Burning Spear & Oleku/Otile – do you guys know you’re contributing to their last bonus? Their e-ratting ends this week and the governorship elections won’t be that important to their corrupt and dead party. Ignore them. Feel sorry for them & pray for them as their pointless activities have now ended bar a couple of days.