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PDP To Boycott Local Government Polls In Osun



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The leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has said the party will not participate in the forthcoming local government election slated for Saturday, January 27th, in the state.

Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo during the party’s annual New Year prayer programme, the state chairman of the party, Mr. Soji Adagunodo said the party would not participate in an election not recognised by the constitution.

It would be recalled that the chairman of the Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Mr. Segun Oladitan recently dismissed the potency of the litigations against the conduct of the election adding that the January 27 election date was sacrosanct.

Adagunodo in his words said, “We have a national constitution and we are running a federal system of government in Nigeria.

“Now, they want to enact a parliamentary system of government at the local government level and this particular matter is a subject of litigation in the Federal High Court in Abuja.

“We will not take part in an election that the court might notify afterwards, so we are not going to commit our resources to an illegal election and local government system, ”he said.

He said the Federal High Court in Abuja would Wednesday Jan. 24 decide whether the Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) will still hold or not.

The prayers attended by thousands of members and supporters of the party were presided over by inter religious leaders drawn from clerics of Islam and Christianity

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