PDP, SDP, ADC call for cancellation of Lokoja/Kogi by-election


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC) have called on INEC for a total cancellation of yesterday’s Lokoja/Kogi by-election, describing the exercise as a rape on democracy.
The three political parties made the call in a joint press statement issued and signed by Mr Bode Ogunmola for PDP, Ochedi Udale Shaibu for SDP and Comrade Aderemi Ismail for ADC.

“Today (yesterday) is indeed a black day in the state as we witnessed a broad day rape on democracy, human right violation and neglect of rule of law through a wanton destruction of electoral materials, snatching of ballot boxes, physical assault on innocent electorate as well as destruction of private and public properties of perceived enemies of the APC led government in the state under the watchful eyes of the security agencies especially the police who are obvious conspirators in this unholy alliances.
“In line with this obvious facts and to restore people’s confidence in our democracy, we therefore call for total cancellation of the entire exercise and also bring to book all perpetrators of this criminal acts”, the statement said.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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