A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Aides and supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan had planned to kidnap the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, reports Reuters.
The plot was to be carried out during the course of the announcement of the results of the presidential elections on Tuesday, March 31.
The plot was to disrupt the public announcement of the national election results and then kidnap Jega.
Part of the plot was the role played by Godsday Orubebe, a former minister in President Jonathan’s cabinet.
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Orubebe's role was to cause a disturbance at the National Collation Centre as cover for the abduction of Jega.
Jega calmness in the course of the disturbance saved the situation
There is, however, no evidence to suggest that President Jonathan was involved in the plot.
Read more at Reuters.
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