The Peoples Democratic Party’s National Chairmanship contestant, Raymond Dokpesi has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has simply postponed the party’s victory at the Edo governorship election which was previously scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 10.
INEC had shifted the election by two weeks after calls for postponement of the exercise by the DSS, Police and WAEC candidates.
The Edo governorship election was earlier scheduled to take place on September 10 but it was shifted to September 28 after the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Police raised security concerns.
In a statement on Thursday, media aide to the Dokpesi Campaign Organisation, Omor Bazuaye, Dokpesi was quoted to have said the decision was an abuse of power.
“It is a shame that once again Nigerians are being subjected to this kind of gross impunity and flagrant abuse of power that is currently being exhibited.
“Dokpesi received information about the postponement just as he led a last-minute campaign for candidate of PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in Etsako East, taking the campaign and the message of a better future from his own ward one deep into zone four.
“Dokpesi said what INEC had done was to postpone PDP’s victory at the polls and delay the inevitable defeat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
“He said no matter how many times and how long INEC postpones the election, the people in his Etsako East have rejected APC and have made up their minds to vote PDP,” the statement read.