Edo PDP raises alarm over APC's alleged plot to rig election votes

Edo state PDP accuse the National Leader of APC,Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and APC chieftains of plotting to buy and rig election votes in the September 19 governorship election.
Emeh Joy

The Edo State Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the National Leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and APC chieftains in Edo State to buy and rig votes in the September 19 governorship election.

The council said the opposition party plotted to do so with N300m polled from councils in Lagos State.

The Chairman of the council's publicity and media committee, Chris Osa Nehikhare, in a statement, alleged that each local council in Lagos State had been given the mandate to contribute N15m to finance the election rigging.

"It is regrettable and disturbing that at a time when Lagosians are battling with the economic hardship superintended by the APC government's policies, the party is deploying Lagos State's resources to subvert the will of Edo People". Nehikhare said.

He further queried the interest of Tinubu in the outcome of the Edo state election, adding that the people are committed in truncating the reign of godfathers in the state.

However, in response to the allegation, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr John Mayaki said Nehikhare made up the story.

"The PDP are renowned countrywide for their matchless fabrications. They are masters of falsehood, but whenever Nehikhare gets excited and tries to fabricate one, he overdoes it.

"It is glaring that the man did not know what he is saying. Edo people know that APC has no interest in dishonest politics. What do we stand to gain from buying votes that the people already promised us?

"Why would Lagos local government councils raise that kind of money for us? Don't they have anything to do with money in Lagos?" Mayaki said.

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