Major opposition parties in Jigawa State, the Peoples Democratic party PDP and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, have dispelled rumours that they will boycott local government election.
They said they will fully participate in the coming local government election scheduled to take place on 29 June, 2019.
This was stated by leaders of the oppositions parties in a separate interview with newsmen in Dutse while responding to the alleged boycott of the election.
Alhaji Salisu Mamuda Kuit, the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said although court is yet to give its judgment on the last local government election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is ready to fully participate in the scheduled election.
It could be recalled that in the 2016 local government council election, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa State dragged the Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to the high court over the postponement of the scheduled elections and change of party candidates.
Commenting on the election also the chairman of the Social Democratic party, SDP, Abba Anas Adamu said the process of last 2016 local government election was characterized by election misconduct.
He said the Social Democratic Party, SDP, don’t have confidence on JISEIC as there was nothing like election in 2016.
He noted that SDP will fully participate in the election and will do everything possible to protect people’s mandate.
The All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state, however, distanced itself from alleged imposition of candidates in the coming local government election.
The acting chairman, Yusuf Sani Sara said the party don’t have any intention to impose candidates on APC members.
He said APC is yet to decide on how to select candidates and will give equal opportunity to party supporters to select candidates of their choice.Source: