The All Progressives Congress (APC) has resolved to boycott the forthcoming local government election in Sokoto state.
The state chairman of the part, Isa Sadiq Achida announced the decision on Sunday.
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“Our position is due to the glaring fact that members of the State Independent Electoral Commission are all card carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) who are always dancing to its tunes ,” he alleged.
Achida added that the commission had refused to arrange consultative meetings with political parties before fixing the time for the election.
The chairman also alleged that local government areas were bastardized and starved of fund by the current administration in the state.
“In the light of these circumstances and after due consultations with all stakeholders of our party in the State , the Sokoto State Chapter of the APC has resolved not to participate in the forthcoming local governments elections.
Reacting to the allegations, the Secretary of the Commission, Nasir Yahya Isa said the party only made these allegations to cover their main reason for boycotting the election which was lack of fund.
“They cant participate because they are not financially buoyant. This is the truth of the matter,” he asserted
He noted that the Commission had convened three meetings but APC attended only one of the meetings where all the parties pleaded with us to make forms affordable to their candidates which was done.
On the allegation that they were PDP’s members, he said the Commission chairman was not known in the state and didn’t even have a voter’s card while other members have not been into politics.