SHOCKER! PDP Explains How APC Plans To Use Ganduje, Uzodinma, Bello To Derail Edo Gov'ship Elections
July. 03, 2020
As the Edo governorship elections draw closer, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that it had uncovered plots by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the elections.
This was disclosed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on Friday.
The PDP said this in response to APC selecting the three governors to lead its campaign ahead of the Edo state election.
According to the party, the APC had chosen the governors so as to force a combined formula of Kano and Kogi electoral violence as well as Imo state mandate robbery to subvert the will of the people of Edo State in the governorship election.
The PDP said it was pathetic that the APC had selected a person who had become a butt of international shame after being seen in a viral video allegedly stuffing his robe with gratification, in foreign currency, to serve as chairman of its Edo state governorship campaign council.
The statement reads in part, “It is equally contemptuous that such a person is being deputized by another individual, who has become a metaphor of electoral manipulation, after being so docketed by a judgment of the Supreme Court.
“It is also disgusting that a governor who deployed a Police helicopter to scare voters on election day has been mandated to deploy thugs and dangerous weapons through the northern borderlines of Edo State ahead of the election.
“Part of APC’s plot is to import election mercenaries as observers to attempt to scare the people of Edo state, suppress them and steal their mandate”.
The party, however, said they were not surprised by the actions of the APC especially with a candidate like Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who it alleged had also been declared by former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, as a person of questionable character.
“With its defective nomination process, an ailing campaign council, and a dented governorship candidate, it is clear that the APC is not preparing for issue-based and people-oriented campaign, but for process manipulation and ballot robbery.
“Our party, in the strongest terms, cautions the APC to note that the “Gandollar,” “Supreme Court Governor” and “helicopter shooting” formulas cannot work in this election as the people of Edo state have never been intimidated, suppressed, subjugated or overpowered by external political influences”, the statement read.
PDP said that the APC should also note that the people of Edo state will spare nothing within the law in firmly resisting any attempt by anybody to import violence or try to manipulate the Edo election in any way.
The party added that any attempt by anybody to subvert the will of the people will surely be met very stiff resistance.
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