APC, PDP exchange words over plot to rig Edo poll
The All Progress Congress Media Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of colluding with a former senior INEC staff to rig the September 19 election in the state.
The party’s allegation was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the council, John Mayaki, on Monday.
He alleged that the former INEC staff is a first-cousin to Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Mayaki said, “As an upgrade to the server scam that failed the PDP in the 2019 General Election because it ignorantly went with the fraud without insight on the result collation process of INEC, the party of tax-collectors, having lost all hopes of winning the Edo election in a fair contest, are concluding plans on another rigging strategy.”
In response, the state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chris Nehikhare said, “Are governorship elections APC primaries where one man writes results? Is the Edo Government House now an INEC office? How on earth can a state government that has no control over INEC, police, DSS, NSCDC or military influence election results? This is laughable to say the least.
“Indeed, Edo people and Nigerians know the party that is plotting to rig the election. They watch the video of Adams Oshiomhole talking about arresting some people.
“The PDP also raised an alarm over the redeployment of a compromised NSCDC commandant to Edo State for the purpose of the election. We shall continue to expose their evil plots as time goes on.”
Similarly, A controversial Lagos clergyman and General Overseer Of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Chris Omashola has said candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and current Governor, Godwin Obaseki will win the election.
The cleric equally chided the chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, even as he called for an end to godfathers in the politics of the state.
Endorsing Obaseki publicly, on his verified twitter account @ApostleOmashola, said: ”God is setting Edo State free from the demonic and oppressive strongholds of principalities and powers that be, through the human instrumentality of Governor Godwin Obaseki”.
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