*warns APC against threatening traditional rulers
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has called on its supporters across the five local government areas of Jaba, Kaura, Kabiru, Chikun and Kaduna South to come out en masse and vote for the party in the Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 rescheduled elections, just like they supported and voted for the party in the cancelled 12th May, 2018 elections.
This was contained in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh.
“They should vote and remain at the polling units and Ward collation centers, while the election results are announced, before they escort the SIECOM Ad-hoc staff and the results announced at the polling units and Ward Collation Centres to the Local Government Collation Centres, signed by all parties and security agents at the collation centres, ” it stated.
The party said that it has come to its notice that some APC bigwigs in Kaura Local Government and other parts of the state have been threatening their traditional rulers and teachers with sack notice if they don’t support and vote the APC.
“We take exception to that, we are encouraging our teeming supporters to ignore such threats, as it doesn’t hold any water, they should vote for their choiced party as nobody can sack them unduly, especially at this time of our political history, as a democratic nation, without adhering to laid down rules.
” We wish to call on these elements to desist from such undemocratic tendencies, ” PDP said.
The party vowed to take legal actions against “these unscrupulous politicians, should they continue with these threats .
” We are also calling on all our supporters to remain calm and law abiding ,but steadfast even in the face of adversity, and also make sure they report to SIECOM and security agents of any trouble maker.
“Together we can change this shame!” PDP added.