… Some PDP members ended up in the hospital after the loss of the elections, Says Alkali
A drama played out at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday during the presentation of the report of the elections to President Goodluck Jonathan by the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council.
Ifeanyi Ubah, leader of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), wept profusely on Thursday over President Goodluck Jonathan’s loss in the March 28 election.
He was at the new banquet hall of the presidential villa for the submission of the report of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) to Jonathan.
After Jonathan’s address, which drew a thunderous applause and standing ovation, Ubah could not contain his emotions as he broke down in tears.
His TAN group claimed to have collected 12 million signatures asking Jonathan to run in the election – after travelling to all the states of the federation.
The CEO of Capital Oil wept and was sweating profusely inside the air-conditioned Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, where the ceremony took place. Then, he burst into tears and wept like a baby.
Party members took turns to console him but he had to excuse himself out of the hall when all attention was focused on him. His oil marketing company, Capital Oil, was one of the firms taken over by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) over its N60 billion indebtedness.
Capital Oil was later returned to him shortly before Jonathan declared his intention to run for a second term in November 2014 after AMCON had offset most of the debts.
Meanwhile, Rufai Alkali, a professor and political adviser to the president, has confessed that some PDP members ended up in the hospital after the loss of the elections.
Alkali said: “We all worked hard, we were devastated with when we lost. We asked ourselves what have we done wrong? Did we shy away from our responsibility and assignment?
“Some of us had to switch off our phones. Some landed in hospitals when you conceded defeat.