- APC has announced its decision not to take part in the forthcoming local government council elections in Sokoto state
- This was made known by the APC state chairman, Isa Sadiq Achida on Sunday, February 14
- Achida alleged that the state electoral commission are members of the PDP
Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed it will be sitting out the Sokoto state local government election, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the party announced its decision on Sunday, February 14, through Isa Sadiq Achida, the state chairman after due consultations with all stakeholders.
According to Achida, APC resolved to boycott the forthcoming LG poll because members of the State Independent Electoral Commission are all card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He alleged that the electoral commission is always dancing to the tunes of the opposition party.
Speaking further Achida, explained that before fixing the time for the election, the electoral commission had refused to arrange consultative meetings with political parties.
Nasir Yahya Isa, the Secretary of the Commission, in reaction to the allegation said the only reason APC was boycotting the election is due to lack of fund.
Legit.ng recalls that the ruling party announced that it would not be participating in the Rivers state local government council elections.
Isaac Ogbobula the Caretaker Committee (CTC) chairman made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, January 30 in Port Harcourt.
According to Ogbobula, the state electoral process is faulty because the Rivers Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) membership was flawed.
APC unopposed as Borno holds first LG election
Meanwhile, APC was on the verge of victory as 18 of its chairmanship candidates in the Borno state local government elections were unopposed in the poll.
This is the first council poll held in the northern state in 12 years with a total of 38 chairmanship candidates.
Abdu Usman, the chairman of the Borno State Independent Electoral Commission (BOSIEC) confirming this added that 6 political parties fielded candidates for chairmanship and other positions in the election.
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