by Adeniyi Abdul
It looks like it’s business as usual with the PDP and ACN in Edo State, with the former accusing the latter of “frenzied and desperate antics of intimidation and blackmail” against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole had earlier accused INEC of attempting to frustrate members of the public and discourage them from voting but Director of Publicity of the PDP in the State, Mr. Okharedia Ihimekpen, retorted stating that Oshiomole’s accusations were illogical and did not stand to reason.
“Reports that reached us from Oshiomhole’s area in Edo North indicated that under-age voters and persons without voter cards were not allowed to get into the premises of the polling station by security men.” he said. “The governor gave himself away as a possible beneficiary of votes by these unqualified voters when he claimed that voters in the area have been disenfranchised. Is he saying those not qualified to vote should be allowed to do so?”
“Edo South is the stronghold of the PDP governorship candidate, Major General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd) and a majority of his supporters are from the zone.” he continued. “If Oshiomhole is claiming that INEC is planning to rig election in Edo South, it stands to reason that the rigging is being done against our candidate whose stronghold is Edo South. Is Oshiomhole saying that Edo South people will reject their son?”
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