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PDP accuses INEC of recruiting APC members as ad-hoc staff for Edo election

22 August 2016, 06:25

Benin - City - Ahead of September 10 Edo State governorship election, the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Inde­pendent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state of recruiting All Progres­sive Congress (APC) loyalist as Ad-Hoc staff.

PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, alleged that there is a video evidence exposing INEC officials in Edo state of compromising the outcome of the gubernatorial election.

The party said: “We have once again, uncovered an­other plot by the Electoral umpire in Edo State, to rig the Gubernatorial election in favour of the government in Power in the state. There are clear evidences available to us showing how INEC officials are recruiting APC members as Ad-Hoc staff to rig the election for the APC candi­date in the governorship elec­tion in the State.”

Also read: Edo PDP, APC in war of words over Obaseki’s missing certificates

PDP warned that the Party would not tolerate any act of sabotage and advised the elec­toral umpire to recruit neutral and credible Nigerians with­out partisan interest as Ah-Hoc staff to maintain their neutrality in the process.

It said: “We will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible process leading to the Saturday 10, Guberna­torial poll in Edo State. We wish to assure INEC and the APC of our cooperation for a successful election but will not accept an election that is already compromised before the actual poll.”

The party, however, urged INEC to avoid inconclusive election in Edo state and put everything together for a hitch free poll.

- News 24


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