Edo Polls: APC Stirring Controversy To Get Election Postponed – PDP



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed that its members were attacked at Ewu in Esan Central Local Government Area of the state is contrive to get the election governorship election slated for September 19, postponed.

The APC had last weekend raised the alarm that PDP agents attacked its members at Ewu while they were pasting the posters of the governorship candidate of the party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The APC further disclosed that its members were installing mini billboards when PDP loyalists descended on them with dangerous weapons, saying it took authorities and the public to rescue its members.

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Addressing newsmen on Monday as regards the allegations however, Chris Nehikhare, Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Edo State explained that after the peace talk at Oba Palace, no member of the PDP has carried out any attack.

He said, “The PDP has worked on the Oba’s peace pact. In the last few days no reported attack. Since the Oba spoke on this issue, there has been cautiously no new issue. APC is trying to contrive violence to postpone the election”, Nehikhare said and challenged APC to show evidence of attack on their members.

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“APC should stop contriving violence because election would on September 19 and APC would be roundly defeated”, Nehikhare added and reminded INEC that the success of the election was in its hand, stressing that the PDP as a party, was committed to peaceful election”.


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