PDP in Plateau calls for rejection of postponement of elections by PLASIEC

By Christiana Gokyo, Jos

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the people of the Plateau State to reject the postponement of the local government elections earlier announced by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) on Monday.

PDP chairman in Plateau State, Hon. Damishi Sango, disclosed this on Monday, while reacting to the postponement, at the PDP office in Jos, when he said “the postponement has entirely murdered democracy at this tier.”

He challenged Governor Lalong to tell the public: when it will be more conducive for the elections to hold.

According to Sango, PDP in the State is worried that almost six months after the passage of the local government Bill and transmission of same to the governor, he is yet to give his accent and action, which is in gross violation of Section 58 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.

Hon. Sango called on the Plateau State House of Assembly to withdraw the said Bill passed, adding that, “this impunity has to come to end.”

He said PDP has spent N61 million for its candidates, N170 for counselors and N350 for chairmanship candidates, respectively.

Hon. Sango accused the APC administration in the State, that it has either been feeding Nigerians in general and the people of Plateau State in particular with falsehood regarding the security situation in the state.

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