By; KABIR WURMA, Birnin Kebbi.
Ahead of this weekend’s, Saturday October 26th Local Government Council;s Elections in Kebbi State which is organized by the State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted the names of candidates contesting for chairmanship and councillorship seats in all the twenty one local government areas of the state.
In a statement signed by the State Chairman of the party, Malam Haruna D. Saidu and made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, Haruna said, “After a vigorous process of Screening and Primaries, a Comprehensive list and accompanying filled forms were duly submitted to the Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission (KESIEC).”
He added that, “It is pertinent to note that this time around the stakes are high and the bell remains in the court of the electorates, every onlooker in this scenario is either a coward or a traitor therefore it is incumbent upon all of us to join hands and bring about good democratic governance at the micro levels as the starting point.”
The statement further called on the people in the state particularly the electorate to ensure that votes count during and after the elections.
It warned that box snatching, depriving or late supply of election materials to polling units, especially in the hinterland must be resisted.
The statement also warned those in authority to ensure maximum adherence to law and laid down election regulations in all their ramifications.
The statement however noted that the PDP remains resolute in partnering with all stakeholders in the election process, to ensure credible, transparent local government elections in the state.