The Peoples’ Democratic Party,PDP, has condemned the postponement of elections in 4 Local Government Areas of Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Kajuru and Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, by the State Independent Electoral Commission, KAD-SIECOM, under the guise of “security threats “.
The Party wonders why the Commission will deceive the aspirants into believing that elections will hold in their respective Local Governments, only for the SIECOM to postpone the elections in these Local Governments, knowing fully well about the security challenges therein.
Only yesterday, the State Independent Electoral Commission deployed sensitive and non sensitive materials to these Local Governments, i.e Birnin Gwari,Kajuru, Chikun and Zangon Kataf Local Governments; it is curious to note that didn’t the Commission have the security information before embarking on these distributions ?
We see the hands of Esau but the voice of Jacob in all of this!
It is absurd for the Commission to tell the citizens that it was due to the escalation of security situation in these places that would not guarantee the smooth conduct of elections, the Commission had to reschedule the rescheduled elections.
We condemned, in its entirety, the arbitrary rescheduling of the Local Government elections the fourth time.
We called on the KAD-SIECOM to sit up and do it’s job without external interference from contrived “security reports” that was teleguided by vested interests from the ruling party.
On a final note, the PDP calls for calm from all its members and supporters and vote for all our Councilorship and Chairmanship Candidates across the remaining 19 Local Government Areas of the State.