The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to boycott the 2019 general elections.
PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus , stated this at a meeting with the leadership of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) at the party secretariat in Abuja.
The meeting was to evaluate the conduct of the just concluded Ekiti State gubernatorial election as both the NDI and IRI were members of the international observers during the governorship poll.
Secondus who lamented the “manipulation of votes” at the Ekiti guber poll also informed the delegation of PDP’s decision to reject the election result.
NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the chairman noted that PDP may boycott the 2019 general elections due to “fear of being cheated at the polls.”
“We are still contemplating on whether we will participate in the 2019 elections or not. We are yet to take a decision on this,” Secondus announced on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
“We are not sure that the security agencies and INEC would be impartial and transparent. In the Ekiti elections, there were instances our party agents’ tags were removed and given to the APC agents.
“There were clear cases of manipulation, ballot snatching and harassment of our party agents,” he noted.
Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress defeated Olusola Kolapo of the PDP and the deputy governor of Ekiti state.
But, the PDP believes it won the party which was characterized by money-for-votes between the two dominant parties.