Plateau PDP Calls For Dissolution Of State Electoral Commission


    Hon Emmanuel Macham JP,  the state publicity secretary of Sen Sheriff Group of PDP, Plateau State has called for the dissolution of State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) headed by Mr Fabian Ntung.

    In a statement he personally signed, he cited incompetence and lack of foresight in discharging of its duties as an independent body empowered by law to conduct local government elections in Plateau State.

    He said the recent announcement by the state chairman,rescheduling the Local Government Elections citing security reason in the state did not come to us as a surprise,the electoral body was never prepared to conduct the elections in the first place,many guideline set by the commission where already breach before the announcement.yes we can’t play with security issues,but the commission also need not to play with the intelligence of the political class in the state.

    The statement wondered why weeks after the announcement, nothing has been heard from the electoral umpire, whether the security situation has improved or not, with no date fixed for the much expected elections to take place.

    “Our party paid millions of Naira to register candidates for this elections, this funds came from aspirants and genuine members of our party PDP. By implication our party’s aspirants and supporters are ready for this elections, which will serve as a testing ground for 2019 general elections, we need no messiah to interpret PDP dominance in Plateau State,” it said.

    It said the commission’s silence to the general public is an act of injustice already and another ploy to create insecurity politically.

    “How can an independent body empowered by law such as PLASIEC be totally and completely dependent on Government as this commission is doing.

    “We condemn in totality the commission’s act and call for their resignation or the complete overhaul of the chairman and commission members to give room for more energetic vibrant personalities to handle the local government elections expected in the state,” it submitted.

    The PDP said that by the action exhibited by the commission, they seriously lack confidence in the commission to conduct free and fair elections, thereby calling for their removal and appointment of competent persons to handle this task.


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