Ondo LG poll: Our boycott justifiable – PDP

Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ongoing local government election as a charade.

Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, State Publicity Secretary, PDP in a statement issued in Akure, said the exercise was marred with shameless impunity, unpardonable brigandage and violence.

The PDP said the poor conduct of the election proved that the party was very right to have boycotted the charade called Local Government elections.

The statement reads, Twenty four hours before the election, APC thugs unleashed violence on opposition parties in Ondo town, Idanre and Owo that attempted to participate in the election.

“In thousands of polling units, neither voting materials nor ODIEC personnel were seen at about noon on election day and where they were seen, ballot papers were in short supply.

“We have been vindicated by all the actions of ODIEC and its Pay Masters as incapable of conducting free and fair elections. They should go ahead and announce the Election Results as previously compiled in all the Wards and Local Government Areas.

“ODIEC has not only failed the people of Ondo State. It should be disbanded as a matter of urgency, because their outing is not only a sham but shameful”.