NATIONAL leadership of the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
has accused the Independent
National Electoral Commission,
INEC, in Edo State of recruiting
loyalists of the All Progressives
Congress, APC, as ad-Hoc
staff ahead of the forthcoming
gubernatorial election.
The party raised the alarm on
Saturday in a press statement by
its chief spokesman, Prince Dayo
Adeyeye, saying there is video
evidence exposing INEC officials
in Edo State of compromising
the outcome of the gubernatorial
“We have once again uncovered
another plot by the electoral
umpire to rig the gubernatorial
election in favour of the
government in power in the state.
There are clear evidence available
to us showing how INEC officials
are recruiting APC members as adhoc
staff to rig the election for the
APC candidate in the September
10 governorship election in the
state,” Adeyeye said.
The PDP spokesman warned
that the party will not tolerate any
act of sabotage and advised the
electoral umpire to recruit neutral
and credible Nigerians without
partisan interest as ad-hoc staff to
maintain their neutrality. We will not accept anything
short of free, fair and credible
process leading to the Saturday,
September 10 gubernatorial poll in
Edo State. We wish to assure INEC
and the APC of our cooperation
for a successful election, but will
not accept an election that is
already compromised before the
actual poll.”
The party concluded
that INEC should avoid
inconclusive election and put
everything together for a hitchfree

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