Ogun LG poll: Drama as PDP Announces Withdrawal From Election

Ogun LG poll: Drama as PDP Announces Withdrawal From Election

  • The PDP has announced its decision not to take part in the ongoing local government council elections in Ogun state
  • This was made known by the party's state chairman, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele in Abeokuta, the state capital
  • Ogundele revealed that the withdrawal was sequel to a court judgment involving him and the state electoral commission

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Ogun state - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed it will be sitting out the Ogun state local government election, Daily Trust reports.

The party announced its withdrawal from the Saturday, July 24 poll through its state chairman, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele in Abeokuta.

LG elections in ogun state
The local government election in Ogun state was boycotted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Photo credit: @ogunupdates
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According to Ogundele, PDP resolved to boycott the election following a judgment of the Ogun state high court involving him and the state Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC).

In another report by The Punch, Ogundele had dragged OGSIEC to court for dealing with a faction loyal to late Buruji Kashamu of the PDP in the southwest state.

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He urged aspirants who had been earlier screened by the PDP to contest in the election and members of the party to remain calm.

Ogun LG election: Photos from Ikenne polling unit

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the local government elections are underway in Ogun and Lagos states and people are already beginning to cast their votes for the preferred candidates.

Just like his colleague in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Ogun governor, Dapo Abiodun cast his ballot.

He voted at the Ita Osanyin Polling Unit, Iperu in Ikenne local government area of the state. The governor had a black face mask on as part of the COVID-19 protocols.

Security agents restrict movement over LG Polls

Meanwhile, commuters, commercial motorists, travellers from neighbouring states have been left stranded as the local government elections kicked off in Ogun state on Saturday, July 24.

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This is as they were denied entry into the state capital by security agents. The personnel were enforcing the restriction of vehicular movement to ensure a free, fair and violent free election.

It was gathered that commuters and travellers who had left Lagos early in the morning were also not allowed into the southwest.

Source: Legit.ng

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