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.

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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