Edo Election Fayose says APC postponed elections so it could rig

Fayose made the allegation via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka on Monday, October 3.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) postponed the Edo state governorship elections so it could rig.

The election was originally scheduled to hold on September 10, but it was moved to September 28 due to security concerns.

Fayose made the allegation via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka on Monday, October 3.

The statement reads in part:

“The stage for the manipulation of the election was set by the use of security agencies to postpone the election, even when there was no single security threat and what was witnessed in Edo State last Wednesday was the execution of the rigging plans perfected after the postponement.”

“The power of the people to choose their governor was completely robbed at gunpoint in Edo State. Unfortunately too, these elements have even murdered the rights of Nigerians to protest against the subversion of their will and it is now obvious that only the insistence of Nigerians can save democracy in the country.

“Like I have said before, we are already seeing signs of what to come in 2019 and Nigerians should know by now that it will only take their insistence for their votes to count as long as these APC elements remain in power.”

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APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki won 319,483 votes to defeat Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu who won 253, 173 votes.

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