Saturday ward congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi state has been described as an electoral heist, as materials meant for the exercise were allegedly diverted by an unnamed leader of the party.
members took to the streets to protest the irregularity, demanding for immediate redress.
Mr. Jimoh Kayode, who was vying to be Vice Chairman of the party in his ward, told newsmen that trouble started when rumours went round that even the official team that came to conduct the congresses were equally diverted to an unknown destination.
“In what looks like a commando style, it took a different dimension when the ward congress electoral forms and material was diverted to the house of a particular PDP leader in an undisclosed venue instead of the PDP party secretariat in Kabba on Saturday.
“It was a show of shame as those waiting to participate in electing the new ward executives of the party were left in the cold, after the wait for due process to be followed ended up in vain,” he lamented.
The protesting party members vowed to go the extra mile in ensuring the proper thing is done as laid down by the constitution of PDP and as permitted by law of the land.
They said, “the era of doing illegal election to usher in party executives is over.”
The protesters insisted that they are waiting to meet with appeal committee for a complete cancellation of the entire results as they are sure of winning the various positions waiting to be occupied.