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#EDODecides | APC afraid of defeat – PDP

by on September 8, 2016

In a shift reaction to the DSS and Police advice, the national lead­ership of the PDP, has said that the ruling APC was afraid of defeat at the poll.

The party described the ac­tion of the Police and the DSS as “bizarre, shocking and confusing.”
The PDP, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said: “We are taken aback by this piece of advice coming a day after the President and Command­er-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nige­ria, Muhammadu Buhari, was pre­sent at the mega rally of its party, the APC in Benin City, which was concluded without any hitch.

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“It is on record that INEC re­cently conducted a ‘hitch-free’ Sen­atorial by-election in Borno State which is a highpoint of insurgen­cy in the country but the security agencies saw no reason to call-off the election.
“It is, therefore, lamentable to hear from these same securi­ty agencies that the election can­not be held in a state where in less than 24 hours, the President and all the APC leaders and members had an uninterrupted rally.”

The PDP, however, called on the President to caution the secu­rity agencies and direct them to provide full security, and also to desist from doing anything that will jeopardize the forthcoming election in Edo State.


“We are equally counting on INEC not to succumb to this false alarm by acting independently and holding election as sched­uled.
“We hope that this piece of advice from the security agencies are not in concert with the APC of having seen the indices of losing the Edo State gubernatorial elec­tion to the PDP,” the party said.

Also in a statement, the Edo state chapter of the PDP con­demned the clamour for the post­ponement of the election.
The security agencies in their report were talking about planned attacks on densely populated are­as during the Sallah celebrations on September 12 and 13, whereas Edo election is on September 10, the state PDP Publicity Secretary, Chris Osa Nehikhare, who issued the statement, lamented.

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  • musa abdul
    September 8, 2016 at 10:06 am

    any disappointment is a blessing all what we need in state and Nigeria has a all is creditable free and fair election justice and equity should be made.


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