By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that there was no election in Chikun and Kaura LGAs, while stressing that returning officers for Jaba and Kaduna South have absconded.
The party expressed this in a statement signed by its Kaduna State Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, made available on Wednesday.
“Once again history is repeating itself in the Re-run and bye elections into the Local Government Councils in Kaduna State.
” Elections have been concluded, peacefully in Jaba and Kaduna South Local Government Areas ,but the Returning Officers have disappeared again. Information reaching us is that the Returning Officers of Kaura and Jaba Local Government Areas are together with the State Deputy Governor ,Arc. Bala Bantex at a Hotel in Kafanchan .
“We have intimated the KAD-SIECOM Chairman, but are awaiting their response.
“The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), wish to let the general public Know that the APC – led government was never prepared for a free and fair Local Government elections.
“Therefore ,the PDP is demanding on the SIECOM to prosecute the erring Returning Officers so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
“Meanwhile, no elections took place in Kaura and Chikun Local Government Areas.
“We call on all our supporters to always remain calm and law abiding, as they have exhibited thus far.
“They can only steal our mandates, temporarily, but our resolve is intact; we have a date with history ,come 2019!
“We wish and pray for a better Nigerian society that would guarantee the free expression of choice by the Nigerian peoples through the ballot, ” the statement said.