Edo election: PDP, Ize-Iyamu contested against INEC – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose on Monday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu cntested against INEC instead of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said “victory only made possible by the use of federal government agencies to subvert the will of the people.”

He said the APC mentality that it must win at all cost was detrimental to democracy.

“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,” Fayose said.

“The power of the people to choose their governor was completely robbed at gunpoint in Edo State,” he said.

“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,” he said.

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