Uncertainty over Ondo LG polls as PDP withdraws participation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has decided to boycott the local government elections slated for April 18.

The PDP’s withdrawal, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, is predicated on the fear that its candidates were unlikely to get a level playing field from the state Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) under the APC-led state government.

Although the party was yet to formally announce its withdrawal, PREMIUM TIMES gathered that it stemmed from a consultative meeting held among its leaders and aspirants recently on the state of the preparations for the election.

The withdrawal is reminiscent of the developments in the April 2016 local government elections when the All Progressives Congress, then in the opposition, withdrew from the elections claiming the process was…

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