Nasarawa PDP Threatens Legal Action Against Defactors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Nasarawa State, has threatened that it will take legal action against some of its political office holders elected under the party’s platform, who later defected to other political parties.

PDP Chairman in Nasarawa State, Comrade Francis Orogu, issued the threat shortly after the state working committee meeting of the party in Lafia, yesterday.

The PDP Chairman called on some of the state and National Assembly members elected on the platform of the party who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to vacate their seats or face legal action.

According to him, those who were elected on the platform of PDP are free to defect to any party if they want to, but they cannot go with the party’s mandate.

Meanwhile, the party said it would participate in the October 6 scheduled election and called on members to start creating awareness to showcase their candidates for various offices.

But, the chairman decried the high cost of nomination forms as announced by the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC).

It would be recalled that Ayuba Wandai, NASIEC Chairman had on Wednesday July 7, announced that the commission would conduct LG election on October 6.

The NASIEC Chairman, said Councillorship and Chairmanship nomination forms is N200,000 and N500,000 respectively.

Mr Orogu said given the hardship the people are going through presently in the state, that amount was not reasonable and affordable.

He advised the commission to emulate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and make their nomination forms free to candidates.

The PDP Chairman also kicked against the LG electoral law that results of the election would be announced by the Chairman of the commission.

He said the party was consulting with their legal team with a view of challenges that portion of the electoral law in the state.

“If free and fair election is conducted any day in the state, PDP will win landslide,” the PDP Chairman added.

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