ZLP to boycott Delta LG poll



The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says it not feature in the March 6, Delta local government councils poll.

The state ZLP Chairman, Mr Emeka Nkwoala, disclosed when he spoke with the Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday Asaba.

“We are boycotting the election because the imposition fees, and perceived lack trust on the Delta Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC).

“Local government election in Nigeria has become a mockery democracy.

“We are not participating in the election as long as its conduct remains in the hands of the state Independent Electoral Commission.

“We at Zenith Labour Party will not participate in the process. We are aware that over N1 was allocated to DSIEC election and yet the commission taxed every candidate between N150,000 and N50, 000 depending on the position he is aspiring for,” he said.

Nkwoala said that even feelers from the electorate indicated that the whole process has been compromised.

“I think is a problem across the country, irrespective of the political party in power.

“The party in power always clears all positions as if other parties do not exist at all.

situation has really endangered the trust of people in state electoral .

“We hope that the proposed Electoral Act amendments will cure the trust deficit and increase people’s participation in the grassroots democratic process,” he said.(NAN)