Former Niger Delta Minister, Godsday Orubebe has apologized for his unruly act and misconduct during the 2015 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Presidential elections result collation meeting in Abuja yesterday. Orubebe, who created an uproar during the meeting spoke to reporters last night and apologized to Nigerians while explaining that his behaviour was as a result of his love for his political party, PDP.
Elder Peter Godsday Orubebe said;
Election is a passionate thing and I really regret what took place this morning. I was unnecessarily pushed by Jega to get to that level. I want to apologise particularly to young Nigerians that look up to take politics as a career to say that what happened was not intended to cause them any embarrassment.
To Nigerians generally, I regret my actions as even an elder in the church, and a leader, the young men expected to see a lot from me and I believe that if there was any disappointment they got from me I apologize to Nigerians and to the youths of this country.
On Jonathan congratulating Buhari;
Two things are in place. The president is the president of everybody. As a statesman and as a president; he has done what he should do.
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On if PDP will challenge INEC‘s final result;
I cannot decide for the PDP. It is a large family. We were sent on an errand to come back to report. We will go and report to the party and the party will take the necessary action it has to take.
You remember what happened in Ekiti’s governorship election when the governor congratulated his opponent and the party went back and said this is what they have seen. The candidate is not the party, he is a candidate and he has acted very well as a statesman, and as the president, the father of all. For us, we are agents to be here to see what transpired here and give report to them.
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Godsday Orubebe disrupted proceedings at the venue of INEC collation when he picked up a microphone speaking very loudly that the INEC chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega was “being partial.”