OUR STAND ON THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT AS REGARDS TO THE TRUNCATED ELECTION IN CHIKUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.
Press statement of the People Democratic Party Chikun Local Government Area.
Good morning Ladies and gentlemen of the Press.
We woke up this morning to an appalling news that the All Progressive Congress in their desperation to usurp the mandate of the people of Chikun Local Government Area had gone ahead to announce election results in their favor. Hence, the reason for calling on you to state our position as follows:
– That there was no elections in Kujama, Kakau, Chikun and Nassarawa wards as it was reschedule for yesterday 6th June.
– That two Legislators Hon. Markus Yari representing Chikun in the Kaduna State House of Assembly and Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Mamadi member representing Igabi in the Federal House of Representatives were intercepted by some vigilant electorates whom upon prior information that some APC politicians had earlier led armed bandits and Uniformed Security men to whisk away with ballot boxes, searched and found sensitive Election materials in there possession, arrested them and handed them over to the Police.
-That the acclaimed Returning officer that declared the APC elected has no business whatsoever with yesterday’s election in Chikun Local Government Area.
-We condemn this acts of desperation and we consider it a grievous offence that must not be swept under the carpet by the Nigerian Police Force.
– That we acknowledge the leadership of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission’s annoucement that elections were not held as scheduled.
Finally the People’s Democratic Party wishes to state its profound gratitude to all electorates whom despite all odds came out ready to exercise their rights.
We beg that you keep exercising patience, maintain peace and be obedient to all constituted authorities as we await the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission’s notice of a fresh date for the rescheduled elections.
To the members of the Press we appreciate your efforts. You are indeed the defenders and custodians of our democracy.
Thank you all for coming.
May the Almighty God bless you.
Chairman People’s Democratic Party Chikun Local Government Area.