PDP, SDP, ADC call for cancellation of Lokoja/Kogi by-election

PDP, SDP, ADC call for cancellation  of Lokoja/Kogi  by-election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) have called on INEC for a total cancellation of yesterday’s Lokoja/Kogi by-election, describing the exercise as a rape on democracy.

The three political parties made the call in a joint press statement issued and signed by Mr Bode Ogunmola for PDP, Ochedi Udale Shaibu for SDP and Comrade Aderemi Ismail for ADC.

“Today (yesterday) is indeed a black day in the state as we witnessed a broad day rape on democracy, human right violation and neglect of rule of law through a wanton destruction of electoral materials, snatching of ballot boxes, physical assault on innocent electorate as well as destruction of private and public properties of perceived enemies of the APC led government in the state under the watchful eyes of the security agencies especially the police who are obvious conspirators in this unholy alliances.

“In line with this obvious facts and to restore people’s confidence in our democracy, we therefore call for total cancellation of the entire exercise and also bring to book all perpetrators of this criminal acts”, the statement said.

Daily trust

Hassan Usman Author

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