The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked an allegation that the party was planning to rig the Wednesday governorship election in Edo.
A statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Saturday in Abuja said PDP had no such plan.
“We have read the comments attributed to the Deputy Director General, Obaseki Campaign Organization, John Osakue to the effect that our Party is working to rig the forthcoming Edo State Gubernatorial Election.
“This statement is false, misleading and totally in keeping with the All Progressives Congress (APC) principle of propaganda over no substance,” he said.
He said that it was on record that the PDP had since raised the alarm over the plans of the APC to manipulate the electoral process in Edo State.
“John Osakue’s comment is therefore a smokescreen designed to deceive Nigerians and was made to distract people from plans perfected by APC to rig the Election.
“The objective is to falsely curry sympathy from the Nigerian public while orchestrating and perpetrating their nefarious activities.
“We urge the Obaseki Campaign Organisation as well as the APC to stop peddling the falsehood,” he said.
Adeyeye said that the people of Edo had decided to vote PDP on Wednesday.
“We urge our teeming members, supporters and the good people of Edo to shun the propaganda of the APC.
“We urge them to also come out en masse to vote for our candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Sept. 28,” he said. (NAN