Political tension further heightened in the camps of political parties in the scheduled Saturday’s governorship election, following calls by the police and Department of State Security Service that the election be postponed.
LEADERSHIP, however, gathered that the security agencies cited likely planned attacks in the state for call to shift the election.
It would be recalled that students billed to seat for WAEC protested the clash of their exams with the governorship election and called for its postponement. For his part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) insisted that the election must hold, saying it was tantamount to postponing the burial date of PDP. According to him, “the APC is ready for the election this Saturday and that was why we held our mega rally on Tuesday and after that rally our people across the state became more committed, more dogged and ready for the Saturday election.
“I am already preparing to go to my village to also mobilise my people as other party leaders are doing, that is to let you know that we are not relaxing despite the fact that we know the PDP is already dead and our people are just getting ready for the burial.
“However, security issues are serious issues and as regards elections they are very critical. If on their own they are calling on INEC for postponement, I am sure they must have their reasons because they are experts in it. If you recall, we raised the alarm that the PDP had planned to import thugs from neighbouring states to help them unleash mayhem on our people because they are not prepared for the election.
“They have not been campaigning because they have no message rather they imported thugs into the state but I wish the election will go on so that security agents will pick them up and expose them.