PDP May Boycott 2019 Elections...See Why
Imagine the 2019 elections without the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) involved.
The thought of it seems inconceivable but thanks to the just concluded Ekiti governorship election, that idea is not impossible.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, in Abuja on Thursday demanded the assurance that what happened in Ekiti State governorship election would not be repeated.
What exactly happened?
Secondus accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies of being partial during the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election.
He said PDP did not contest against the All Progressives Congress or any other political party in the state but contested against the commission and security agencies.
“Our opinion is that INEC and security agents were directly involved in this manipulation.
“As a matter of fact, we did not contest against the APC; we contested against the security agencies and INEC. Nigerians and the international community are aware of this fact because of what happened in the state,” he said.
For them, if nothing is done to restore the confidence of ordinary Nigerians and other political parties, it may be difficult to accept the results of 2019 general elections, no matter what the outcome may be.
Secondus disclosed that the PDP was consulting whether to participate in the 2019 general elections or not.
He gave the hint while speaking with a joint delegation of International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute at the party’s national headquarters.
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