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May 13, 2021
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#EndSARS: PDP Puts Political, Electioneering Activities on Hold

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has put all its political and
electioneering activities on hold as a further mark of honour for
Nigerian youths who were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate as well as other
killings that have occurred in various parts of our nation over the
unfortunate fall-out of the EndSARS peaceful protest.

The PDP had earlier on Thursday night directed that its flags in all its
offices nationwide be flown at half-mast in solidarity with the mood of
the nation at this trying time.

Also our party has been made aware of the decision of the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the pending
bye-elections in 6 senatorial districts and 9 state constituencies in 11
states of the federation, earlier scheduled for October 31, due to the
crisis situation in the country.

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Though such comes at high cost to candidates and political parties, we
hold that it is a step in the right direction under the prevailing

In that regard, the PDP charges INEC to continue to monitor the
situation and use the period to fine-tune its preparations to conduct
peaceful, free, fair and credible elections as part of the much-needed
panacea for the restiveness in the country.

Furthermore, our party urges the security agencies to also use the
period to perfect their roles in electoral operations and tidy up all
arrangements to guarantee the right atmosphere for peaceful and
transparent polls where the safety of the voters as well as the sanctity
of the ballot box are guaranteed.

The PDP also restates its call for calm and prayers for our nation at
this critical time in our national life, even as all hands must be on
the deck in finding solutions and the way forward for our nation.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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