- The PDP has accused the APC and the INEC of plotting to rig the forthcoming Ekiti state governorship election
- National chairman of the PDP Prince Uche Secondus the party has embarked on two major platforms to project the party ahead of the election
- Secondus urged the international community to prevail on the incumbent administration to ensure free and fair election
Ahead of the July 14 Ekiti state governorship election the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday, April 10 accused the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plotting to rig the election.
Guardian reports that national chairman of the PDP Prince Uche Secondus, made this known while receiving the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, who was on a courtesy call to him in Abuja.
He lamented that the APC administration has plunged Nigeria into series of crisis instead of fulfilling its 2015 campaign promises. Secondus urged the international community to prevail on the incumbent administration to ensure free and fair election.
He said: ''The July Ekiti state governorship election will be the first test for this administration. We know that the APC and INEC have perfected plans to rig the election.
''He further cautioned that lack of free and fair elections is a major cause of crisis in Africa. When citizens are deprived of their right to vote, that will generate crisis that might be difficult to control.
''Nigeria is an important country in the continent of Africa. The best we can give to our people is election that would be transparent and credible, election for both local and international will welcome.
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''We did that during the electoral campaign in 2015, but they are not assuring this, which means that there is a great fear in the land that the election is not going to be free and fair, despite all the promises made by INEC.''
The PDP chairman added that they have embarked on two major platforms to project the party ahead of 2019, namely generation next and rescue mission. He added that generation next is to ensuring mentoring for the youths, adding that the rescue mission is aimed at salvaging Nigeria from APC’s misrule.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that INEC fixed dates for the elections which will come up in Osun and Ekiti states respectively in the year 2018. INEC disclosed this on Thursday, October 5.
According to INEC, the Ekiti state governorship election will hold on July 14, 2018, while Osun state governorship election will hold September 22, 2018.
The electoral body further stated that commencement date of campaigns for Ekiti governorship election is April 15, 2018, and that of Osun state is June 24, 2018.
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