By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has described the fire outbreak at the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM) Headquarters as a sabotage to the Electoral process of the Local Government elections in Kaduna State.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh.
“We call on the KAD-SIECOM Chairman and the Commissioners to resign. We believe that they are no longer trustworthy to conduct a free, fair and credible Elections that would usher in new Leadership into the Local Government Councils in Kaduna State,” PDP said.
The party called on the State House of Assembly and the Nigerian Police to immediately set up an Investigative Panel to look into the remote causes of the fire incidence at the KAD-SIECOM Headquarters so as to unravel the obvious coincidence.
“The PDP has always had its suspicion about the sincerity of the SIECOM’S readiness to conduct a credible Election. Since they were sworn-in, they have been dilly-dallying about when and the conduct of Elections in Kaduna State that would usher in the elected Councillors and Council Chairmen across the State. No wonder,they have decided to set the Commission Headquarters ablaze.
“How can a Commission that prides itself as “Independent” submit to this kind of cheap cowardice?” It queried.
The party said that the APC is staring at a colossal defeat in the forthcoming Local Government elections,so they are using every obsolete means to disenfranchise the electorates and deny Kaduna State citizens Leadership at the Ward and Local Government levels.
“We also wonder why the Commission Headquarters will be gutted by fire barely three (3)weeks to the Local Government elections.
“This is a sabotage,and it is unacceptable!” PDP stressed.