The representative for People Democratic Party (PDP) at the conclusion of the collation of results at INEC center who refused to sign the document accepting the final results of the general election, Dr. Bello Fadile says the party will be seeking legal recourse.
Dr. Bello had earlier caused a publicity stir when he was called upon by INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega to sign the document conceding the final results of the general election. The representatives of all other contending parties had signed and conceded.
Speaking to reporters at his office in Abuja, Dr. Bello had this to say:
“Whether I sign it (the result sheet) or I don’t sign it, does not make any difference. It doesn’t invalidate the result. When we go to court, then we can challenge the result,”
“Sure! The party petitioned. Don’t forget. So the party will follow through the petition. There are rules for this. The law is there. The result was declared on the 1st of April, I think. We will follow the due process. Like the president (Jonathan) said, ‘If you have any grievances, follow due process and the due process in this instance is to go to the tribunal.”