In Edo PDP claims civil servants are being forced to wear APC arm bands

The Edo PDP made the allegation via a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has accused the state government of forcing civil servants to wear All Progressives Congress (APC) arm bands or risk getting sacked.

The Edo PDP made the allegation via a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare.

The statement reads in part:

“Civil servants are supposed to be apolitical, the trend where they were ordered through text messages ostensibly from the Head of Service to immediately adorn the arm bands, paste posters and put the APC flag on their desks, ‘with immediate effect’ is a tragedy.”

“Although the text messages were also forwarded to local government employees in the state, indications are that they will not comply owing to the several months’ arrears of unpaid salaries.

“Even the orders to the head of Service who was also said to have received orders to proceed to collect consignments of the arm bands, flags and posters of the APC candidate from the party secretariat along Airport road, Benin City, is pathetic as it shows a desperation on the part of APC government to win the September 10 elections at all costs.”

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Edo state is currently being governed by Adams Oshiomhole, who’s a member of the APC.

The state is set to hold governorship elections on September 10 and the major contenders are the PDP’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the APC’s Godwin Obaseki.

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