We Are Reconsidering Our Participation In 2019 General Elections-PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has said it is reconsidering participating in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

The Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, stated this when he received a Joint International Election Observation Mission fielded by two main American international civil agencies, the National Democratic Institute, (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), at the party headquarters in Abuja

He claimed that the party contested against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Security agencies, not the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti.

Secondus disclosed that the PDP was yet to take the decision whether it will participate or because it has no confidence in INEC or in the security agencies.

“In Ekiti state governorship election last Saturday we did not contest with APC we contested with INEC and Security agencies,” Secondus said.

“For us as an opposition party, we have lost confidence in INEC and security agencies”

On his part, the National Organizing Security of the party, Col Austin Akobundu, who also briefed the visiting international agencies on Ekiti said the election involved various electoral frauds through intimidation and ballot snatching.

Akobundu said that INEC fraud was so transparent that it produced conflicting figures of the result and had to pull it down from their website.


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