The South West chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) wants the instant review of the Electoral Act to aid electronic transmission of election results to collation centers in future elections.
PDP revealed wants the 8th National Assembly to look into the amendment of the electoral act passed by them and vetoed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party revealed this in a communique issued after a stakeholders meeting of the South West held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to them, the amendment stands for an immediate solution to the election challenges experienced in the country.
PDP added that our elections are now being compromised by security operatives that seem to always favor APC.
They believe the recent elections in Kogi and Bayelsa were seriously rigged by APC and the police even had a helicopter to aerially bombard voters on the day of voting.
PDP then blasted the terrible murder of the women leader of the Party in Kogi State, Salome Acheju Abu, calling it unnecessary post-election violence.
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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.
In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.
The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.
The party has a neoliberal stance in its economic policies and maintains a conservative stance on certain social issues, such as same-sex relations.