Oshiomhole made the comment during a meeting with the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Adeyinka Kolawole Sodipo, in his office.
‘Opposition planning to cause trouble during elections,’ Governor says
According to Oshiomhole, some opposition politicians have made plans to import thugs into the state for the polls.
“All we need is a level-playing field. We have information about people from some neighbouring states under your Zone who are planning to locate to Edo for the purpose of the election,” the governor said.
“Some were deployed in the state to register during the continuous voter registration exercise so that they can come and cause trouble on day of election.
“We have a huge challenge in having to ensure that thugs are not imported from the neighbouring states to cause mayhem and discredit the election. I believe that an enabling playing field can be achieved, regardless of an individual or group that plots to undermine the process,” he added.
Oshiomhole also urged INEC not to declare the election inconclusive.
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