Candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon Patrick Obahiagbon and Senator Matthew Urhoghide respectively are trading blames over the destruction and defacing of their campaign bill boards in parts of Bénin City.
Hon Obahiagbon and Senator Urhoghide are in the race on who will represent Edo South Senatorial district in the Senate.
They are accusing each other of being responsible for the acts.
Obahiagbon said he was flabbergasted beyond words that political opponent could still resort to politics of primitivism and crudity by resorting to billboard vandalism either directly or by proxies.
He stated that such bestial acts must be deprecated by all decent and reasonable men in any civilized society.
His words, “It is a sign that those who are responsible for this animalistic actions are already in a panic mood and are sacred of interfacing with democratic parapets.
“I have resolved not to be distracted but to remain focus and stay on the campaign issues. My teeming supporters are advised to refrain from any reprisal and we must rise above such primitive political gambits.”
Senator Urghoghide said he was taken aback by the political intolerance being displayed by his opponents.
According to him, “You cannot see me retaliating. The electorates know who is serving them and I have told the PDP and my supporters not to retaliate.
“I am calling on her APC and the Edo State Government to call their people to order. We need election to be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.”