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17 parties demand postponement of Ondo election

22 November 2016, 11:35

Abuja -  Seventeen other parties have joined the People Democratic Party (PDP) to demand for the cancellation of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State

The parties according to Punch alleged that their candidates are unable to campaign in the state due to the high level of insecurity.

They also threaten to take undisclosed actions if INEC refuses to postpone the election.
 

Parties calling for the postponement included the Labour party, United Progressives Party,  National Conscience Party,  African Democratic Congress,  Peoples Redemption Party,  Progressives Peoples Alliance and Peoples Party of Nigeria.

Also read: Youths protest at INEC office, seek postponement of Ondo election

Others were the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Better Nigeria Progressive Party, Democratic Peoples Congress, Democratic Peoples Party, Peoples for Democratic Change, Peoples Party of Nigeria, United Democratic Party, Advance Congress of Democrats, Peoples Progressives Party and Independent Democrats.

The National Chairman of Labour Party, Abdulkardri Abdusalam, read a speech on behalf of other parties at a press conference in Abuja.

Salam said the crisis which was waiting to break out was avoidable.

Abdulasalam said, “Another critical concern is the growing level of violence and insecurity in the Ondo political environment prior to the governorship election on Saturday.

Majority of these political parties are, however believed not to be on the ground in the state.

But the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged INEC to disregard the call for the postponement, reports News 24.

The party described the request as bizarre.

- News 24

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