APC To Boycott Anambra LGA PollsFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that it will not participate in the proposed local government council election in Anambra state scheduled to hold on January 11 2014.
To this end, the party has directed all APC councillorships, chairmanship and all its party members to boycott the election.
Announcing the decision, Thursday after a crucial meeting of the party caucus, local government aspirants and other stakeholders of the party in Awka Anambra state capital, the APC 2013 governorship candidate and leader of the party in the state, Dr. Chris Ngige said the proposed election is already skewed and fundamentally faulty.
Ngige who was accompanied by other party officials in the state explained that one of the reasons for the boycott is that the Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission, ASIEC, is not yet sure of which of the three paraded voters registers it will use in the election.
The opposition party also alleged that ASIEC has already planned a charade election since the voter’s register has neither been displayed nor given to political parties to identify.
The party said it reviewed the sham November 16, 2013 governorship election in the state and praised Anambra electorates for their restraint in the shoddy election.
His words: “All local government aspirants both councilors and chairmen are therefore directed not to participate in the state local government election.
“The party has henceforth withdrawn in all processes leading to the election,” said Ngige.
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