Monday, August 18, 2014

Labour Party warns against rigging Delta council poll

AHEAD of the October 25 council polls in Delta State, the chairmanship candidate of the opposition Labour Party (LP) in Udu Local Council, Mr. Wilfred Oghiagbepha, has warned of dire consequences should the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attempts to rig the elections.
   Oghiagbepha, who spoke Sunday in Warri accused PDP of imposition of candidates in the last PDP local council primaries, alleging that candidates were imposed in PDP with the aim of imposing the selected candidates on the people of Udu through electoral malpractices in the forth coming council elections.
   The chairmanship candidate who described Labour Party as a political party that believes in the tenets of democracy berated PDP for its disrespect for traditional institutions and fraudulent practices even as he called on Udu people to support and vote massively for Labour Party, which he said is a people-oriented party.
   He said that DPP members who decamped to PDP are ingrates as “we brought to limelight but they later betrayed the peoples general (Chief Ogboru) and the masses.” While calling on independent observers to carefully monitor the forthcoming elections in Udu, he advised voters to protect their votes until the results are announced, adding: “Those that have camera phones should use them in recording the conduct of the elections.”