How Oshiomhole plans to rig Edo election *Intimidating INEC, goes for extra result sheets

By Editor on 08/08/2020

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, said it has uncovered a plot by former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to procure extra result sheets, with which they intend to rig the September 19 Edo governorship election.

The party, which spoke through the PDP National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship, said the former Governor of Edo State, is currently threatening and mounting immense pressure on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Yakubu Mahmood and other officials of the Commission, to secretly provide them with ballot papers and form EC8 election results sheet to facilitate their plans for ballot stuffing and writing of election results.

“We have further information that the APC and its candidate have marked Edo North senatorial district, as where the extra ballot papers and result sheets would be pushed to APC thugs, including those to be brought in from neighboring Kogi state, to doctor election results for Ize-Iyamu. 

“Already, a base has been established in a neighboring town of Kogi State which will be used to serve for operations in their callous plots. 

“Edo North has a borderline with Kogi, a state where unimaginable electoral violence, including burning a woman alive, was perpetrated by the APC in their desperation for electoral manipulation,” the party said in a statement. 

Noting that the APC plot for the election would be no different from last year’s governorship election in Kogi State where different election results sheets found their way to INEC collation centre where they were admitted and declared.  

The rest of the statement, read: “The PDP campaign has information of how two APC governors from the South East and North Central respectively, are spearheading the plan and have also agreed to fund it. 

“Our campaign invites Nigerians to note that this is the reason the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is not campaigning but rather mobilising his group of thugs, cultists and hoodlums, (lions and tigers) as seen in the viral video, to storm polling units to unleash violence on voters, knowing that there is no way he can win in the election. 

“The PDP campaign is already aware of the plots to use the cultists and thugs (lions and tigers) to convey the illegal ballot papers, result sheets as well as dangerous weapons and charms to various polling units to as well as provide illegal cover for APC agents to doctor results. 

“Nigerians can now see why Oshiomhole described Ize-Iyamu as a fake pastor. Of course as the saying goes, “show me your friends and I will tell you who you are”. 

“We believe INEC and security forces have taken note of the direct criminal affront of the law by Ize-Iyamu, in openly directing his cultists and thugs to barefacedly flout election movement restriction order, and move from one polling unit to the other to execute their devilish plots. 

“Nigerians should also take note of this reckless plot for chaos on election day by Ize-Iyamu, who is plotting to import violence, unleash bloodletting and derail the state because he has been rejected by the people. 

“We do not want to believe that our security agencies, who are paid to protect lives and property and to ensure credible and peaceful processes on election day have abandoned such onerous responsibility to political vagabonds in the APC to reenact such irresponsible acts as had taken place in the Kano, Osun, Kogi and Imo elections. 

“Consequently, the PDP national campaign calls on the Inspector General of Police to stand up to the expectation of Nigerians by immediately inviting Ize-Iyamu to explain his directive to the cultists as well as arrest all the hoodlums shown in the video to forestall their plot of unleashing terror on the people of Edo state. 

“Moreover, intelligence is filtering regarding alleged plots by certain agents of the APC to cover the tracks, by using certain means to silence some of the thugs after using them. 

“In any case, our national campaign wants the APC, INEC, Ize-Iyamu and Adams Oshiomhole to note that we are not resting on our oars. Our campaign will lead the people of Edo state to resist this murderous band of electoral manipulators and use every means within the ambit of the law to stop them on their evil trails. 

“Our campaign cautions the APC, Oshiomohle and INEC officers they are speaking to, to retrace their steps as the wrath of people of Edo state awaits any person or group that attempts to rig the election. 

“The stiff resistance by the Edo people against attempts by Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu to forcefully take over the state legislature is a loud message to the APC and their agents. 

“The Edo people have fully mobilised themselves and cannot be cowed by manipulators who want to use cultists, thugs and compromised INEC officers to truncate their wishes and aspiration at the election. 

“It is the people that will choose who will govern them. Nigerians already know that the people of Edo state are behind Governor Godwin Obaseki and will never, by any stroke of imagination, accept any perpetration of illegality, foul play or even the use of federal apparatus or cultists to attempt to upturn their will in this election. Let it be known to all that only free and fair election can guarantee peace in Edo state. Enough is Enough!”  

 

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on August, 8 2020

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