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Edo Election PDP’s allegations against APC are idiotic – State Chairman

The Edo APC’s comments were made by Chairman, Anselm Ojezua during a press briefing on Friday, September 9.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has described the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) claim that it influenced the postponement of the state governorship elections as idiotic.

The polls were initially scheduled to hold on September 10 but were postponed to September 28 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to security concerns.

The Edo APC’s comments were made by State Chairman, Anselm Ojezua during a press briefing on Friday, September 9.

“Elections have largely been peaceful in Edo State since 2007 until the sudden interest of the Governors of Rivers State and Delta State who are hell bent on realizing the long standing obsession of an individual to rule this State by all means,” Ojezua said according to The Nation.

“We believe that the timing and mode of communication by the security agencies could have been better handled having regards to the very hard work and huge resources deployed towards the election by all concerned.

“However, having regards to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral act, we are obliged to defer to the decision of INEC particularly when ”security threats” have been cited as the reason for the postponement.

“All these, taken with the reported threat by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Nwike to the effect that the APC people should go and write their will should be a source of concern to any right thinking person. You recall that the last time the same man issued the same threat in Port Harcourt several people lost their lives including Youth Corpers who had been deployed to assist in the exercise in that State,” he added.

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole had earlier also dismissed the reports saying that the APC had no idea the polls would be postponed or it would have shifted its final rally to a later date.

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