Jigawa polls: PDP rejects IPAC stance, insists election must hold

The major opposition party in JIgawa State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has distanced itself from the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, decision requesting an extension of the local government council election by one year.

PDP chairman in the Dutse local government, Alhaji Sa’adu Barwa disclosed this while reacting to the IPAC decision.

He said the IPAC decision was not a popular idea but a decision of a few individuals.

DAILY POST reported that the IPAC had called for an amendment to the state’s electoral law to give political parties notice of 360 days to prepare for elections.

According to him, “the tenure of any elected position is clearly stated by the law. The JIgawa State Government Council’s tenure is expiring by July this year.

“The state Independent Electoral Commission should therefore ensure it organizes credible elections in all the 27 local government areas and 287 political wards in the state without any delay or extension.

“We will not accept any attempt to manipulate or disenfranchise us.

“The People Democratic Party (PDP) has a strong belief and optimism of winning the local government council election when considering the present sufferings and economic difficulty experienced in the state and county,” he said.

He noted that APC was afraid of losing the election.

Credit: dailypost.ng


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