Voter apathy in Plateau as PDP loses bid to stop election


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By Marie-Therese Nanlong – Jos

Despite the nod by the Court of Appeal that election in Plateau State be held in the 17 local government areas of the State on Saturday, October 9, 2021, the electorate shun most of the polling units and rather went about doing other activities.

Monitored reports from credible sources show voters’ apathy across polling units in the 17 local government areas.

It would be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which had been excused from participating in the said election by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, PLASIEC had sought an injunction order to prevent the electoral body from conducting the election on the said day.

But a late Friday night ruling by Hon. Justice Boloukuromo Ugo dismissed the application as the judges unanimously said it was the duty of the court to uphold the constitution and not to be seen to be embarking on measure to violates it or be seen to favour the illegal contraption of the appointment of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper