In its bid to ensure that it comes out victorious in the 2015 general elections, the presidency our sources said has commissioned a high powered think tank group to write the result of the elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11.
To lead the pack of this high powered think tank is a former Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Tom Ikimi.
Ikimi, famous for his “Oba-sanjo, Oba-sanjo, Oba-sanjo pronunciation, was the returning officer for the 2003 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential primaries held at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
He defected to the opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which later joined forces with other political parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC), only to return back to the PDP after he failed to clinch the Chairmanship position of the APC in 2014.
Another member of the think thank contracted by the presidency include the former Chairman of the defunct of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Professor Humphrey Nwosu, who conducted the 12 June 1993 election, seen as the freest and fairest election to date, in which Chief Moshood Abiola was presumed to have won.
Others include former Chief of Staff to President Jonathan, Mike Oghiadomhe, former Minister Iyorchia Ayu, Chief Tony Anenih, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam and four others.
According to our source, the think tank group are expected to do a clean job of writing the result of the elections in connivance with some top members of the Independent National Electoral Commission and some Resident Electoral Commissioners.
The think tank group particular have a mandate of writing the results in the South South and South East States excluding Imo State, while the results of some states in the South West and the North including Lagos, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano will also be written by the group.
To that effect, the presidency our source said met with some of the INEC commissioners ready to play ball on Sunday evening at Protea Hotels around Apo Road, Abuja with the aim of discussing the rigging of the coming elections.
Prior to involving the commissioners, the think tank group was said to have approached the Chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega to get him to play ball, but Jega insisted on conducting a free, fair and credible election.
In attendance at the Sunday evening meeting said to have been spearheaded by one of the most senior commissioners in INEC, Ishmael Igbani were the president of the Senate, David Mark, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Mr. Arogbofa, spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign, Fani-Kayode and Special Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe.
The source added that the INEC commissioners will be paid a sum of N50m each for agreeing to use the results which the think tank group will write in place of the result that would be turned out in the election.
It was gathered that this is about the second time the meeting between the presidency and the INC commissioners to discuss the rigging plan was held.