Best Gift To Nigerians Is Credible Election - PDP Chairman

Angelo Anderson
February 18, 2018

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, vowed that the alleged incident of underage voting during the recent local government elections in Kano State would be fully investigated.

"As far as the commission can ascertain, they relate to a local government election conducted at the weekend, and over which we have no legal control or responsibility whatsoever".

This was according to INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made this known at a workshop in Lagos on Friday.

Yakubu stated that the findings of the panel will be made public.

Mathmood said between July and December, 2017, 3, 978,682 Nigerians were registered afresh nationwide as eligible voters. Johnson Alalibo; returnee former chieftain of PDP, Chief Victor Awala; and former House of Assembly member, Hon.

The Daily Independent, citing a source, reports that the rumoured defection of the party bigwigs necessitated the setting up of the APC reconciliation committee by President Buhari headed by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party and former governor of Lagos state.

On the controversies trailing the Continuous Voter exercise (CVR), especially the complaint about limited number of registration centres and infiltration by ineligible voters, the INEC boss assured that measures were in place to address them.

"Starting from Bayelsa today, we are waiting for very prominent stakeholders of our nation to come over to the party that will rescue our nation from this challenge of difficulty, hunger, killings, poverty".

He said, "For the new fresh registrants, the gender statistics distribution shows 58% male and 42% female".

The State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, ComrIniEmemobong who received the erstwhile PDP Scribe on behalf of the State Party Chairman, acknowledged the important role of ObongEkerette's wife in his return to the party.

He said his ultimate ambition as the leader of the party was to unseat the APC, for the PDP to take over.

"Holding Presidential Election first will affect the quality of persons that will emerge in other polls because of the bandwagon effect".

A statement by the PDP National Chairman's spokesman, Mr. Ike Abonyi, quoted the former President as advising the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to abide by the decision of the National Assembly.

He also charged his party PDP to support and commend the National Assembly for the patriotic act.

"While we believe the Senate president who has repeatedly said he will not dump the APC, we are, however, surprised reading the comment of one of his men, that is Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, who recently said they are ready to join the PDP once the people of the state give them the go-ahead".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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