The Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has described the October 9th, 2021 Local Government Polls in the State as monumental fraud and the worst Local Government Election ever held in the history of the State.
In a Press Conference the State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Hon. John Akans disclosed that the election was the most unfortunate and disgraceful.
He said as a party, the PDP is mindful of the fact that the people of Plateau are looking up to it to salvage them from the political despotic and oppressive leadership saying it is therefore their duty to ensure that the local government election was conducted fairly in the interest of the people who deserve a voice in governance without exclusion.
He disclosed that it was on account of the above that the party went to court to seek justice when Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission unlawfully excluded the party from participating in the election.
“In the face of this authoritarianism, the party stood firmly against this cruelty, compromise and electoral malpractices which we know was going to be the order of the day across the state as APC and the government have lost their legitimacy based on their failure”
“It may interest you all to know that it was the resolute stance of the Peoples Democratic Party not to compromise the interest of our people and the integrity of our democratic values by allowing Governor Lalong through his self appointed cronies at PLASIEC to play over the peoples intelligence, that has led to this imperious, and disgraceful show of shame, of the socalled elections of saturday 9th of October 2021, which was massively rejected by the people of the State”
“Governor Lalong and his election merchant team may just be grandstanding in a wild flight of fantasy just for psychological relief in order to give a false hope of judicial victory instead of uncertainty of where the pendulum of justice swings”
“So we advice those declared by PLASIEC as winners not to celebrate because they were not elected by the people but rather appointed by despotic leadership and this scam will lead to no where, as plateau people can not be scammed again” the statement said.
The Party called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fix a date for the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency which has been vacant for over 6 Months following the demise of the Representative, Late Hon. Haruna Maitala who lost his life in a fatal motor accident on 2nd April, 2021.
PDP said it will not hesitate to take legal action against INEC if it fail to fix a date for the election because Jos north/Bassa people are left without a representative for the past six months.
“INEC has gone beyond the required time to conduct the election as done in other federal constituencies” he said.
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