Benin City - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring the protest calling for the postponement of Saturday’s governorship election by some students now sitting for the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the state, reports Leadership.
The PDP described the call for the postponement as a sign of APC’s fear of defeat in the governorship contest.
Chairman of the PDP in the state, Dan Orbih said the APC was not prepared for the election.
Orbih noted that the affected candidates should have asked WAEC to postpone the examination rather than the election, which he said was long overdue.
News 24 had reported that some secondary school students in the state had on Monday called for a shift in date of the governorship election from September 10 to another date
The student said the election clashed with their Mathematics examination also scheduled by WAEC for the same day.
The students who stormed the Government House, Benin City with placards with various inscriptions said holding the examination and the poll same day would disenfranchise them.
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The students also said they would kick against any plan to be moved to other states for the Mathematics examination as planned by WAEC, noting that such move would not only disorganise them but also put them at a disadvantage.
The student called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Adams Oshiomhole to come to their aid, pointing out that their future must not be sacrificed for election.
- News 24