The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Has said it will not take part in local government elections in Edo state scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 3. The spokesperson of the party, Chris Nehikhare, said: “We want to reiterate that PDP is not participating in the sham elections. “We did not submit any candidate for any of the positions in any of the wards and local government areas in the state.”
Boycotting of elections is not healthy for our democracy. Although PDP filed a case in the court challenging Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) and the state government to challenge their powers, among other breaches, to amend the rules for the conduct of the elections. The case has been adjourned to April 11, for hearing.