…Says APC Plan to Buy up PVC’s
The Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday alleged that the postponed date of September 28 rescheduled governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state was orchestrated by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s led All Progressive Congress (APC) to enable the party manipulate the election.
The PDP in the state also allege that the postponement was to enable APC import members from APC states to buy up Permanent Voters Cards, PVC’s for the purpose of voting.
The party also said credible information available to it indicated that the APC government in the state have paid huge sums of money to militants from Delta State lodged in different hotels in the state capital with the sole aim to unleased mayhem on PDP leaders before and during the governorship election and called in security agencies to immediately swing in action in apprehending the militants.
The party pointed out that part of the ploy of the APC was that some of the militants if arrested have been paid to confess that they are brought into the state by the opposition PDP in order to give the party a bad name.
It would be recalled that Governors Adams Oshiomhole had last weekend accused the PDP and the governors of Rivers and Delta state of importing 8, 0000 armed militants into the state for purpose causing mayhem to rig the postponed election.
State Chairman of the Party, Chief Dan Orbih, while addressing newsmen in Benin City, the Edo State capital, displayed pictures of some of it members whom he alleged were attacked by suspected APC thugs for canvassing votes for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Orbih stated, “The postponed election is to give the APC ample time to manipulate the card readers especially in areas where they know that they are weak, when the card readers didn’t function so that they will use manual register. They intend to resort to the use of incident forms.
While displaying before newsmen invitation letter to PDP members by the Police stated “Part of their plot is to arrest many of our leaders and members so that they cannot mobilize members to vote for the party and they have started doing that. Their purpose is to keep our leaders at home, the governor have paid huge money to militants and lodged in hotels
“Instead of canvassing for support for their candidate they are resorting to intimidation of our members and attempt to induce them with Prado Jeeps and for those who refused thugs were sent after them. They are attacking our members just for the fact that they know the election will be won by Pastor Ize-Iyamu,” he added.