We have no intentions of rigging general elections - Oshiomhole

We have no intentions of rigging general elections - Oshiomhole

- The APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, says the ruling party will not allow thuggery and ballot box snatching during the general elections

- Oshiomhole states that the APC family will mobilise the people of Edo to vote for the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari in the elections

- The APC national chairman says Buhari has demonstrated that he is a trusted and honest leader and therefore deserves a second term

The national chairman of the All Progressives Party (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the ruling party has no intentions of rigging the general elections.

Oshiomhole also stated that party will not allow thuggery and ballot box snatching during the elections, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

He made the above statements on Thursday, February 21, in Benin while briefing newsmen after he met behind closed doors with leaders of the party from the 18 local government areas of Edo.

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“We had a special meeting; we met as APC family to reaffirm our commitment to ensure we do what is expected of us as leaders to mobilise the people of Edo to vote for APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“In Edo, we are used to one man, one vote; so, we will not allow thuggery and ballot box snatching,’’ he said.

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Oshiomhole said Buhari had demonstrated that “he is a trusted and honest leader and therefore, deserved a second term to complete his development agenda’’ in the country.

“We have promised to give Buhari a second term and based on the track records of APC governments in Edo, I believe Buhari will win,” he said.

Also speaking, Governor Godwin Obaseki said his administration recorded successes within a short time because of the support he got from the president.

“Edo is an APC State and there is no doubt about it.

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The Buhari led administration has been supportive to us and granted all our requests; he has assured that he will do more for us,’’ the governor said.

Obaseki assured that the people of the state would vote for APC, expressing confidence that the state would deliver one million votes to Buhari.

Meanwhile, the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, has said some people within the Buhari presidency and APC will work to ensure the victory of Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election.

Ologbondiyan in an interview with The Tribune published on Wednesday, February 20, stated that PDP is very optimistic that it will win the coming presidential election and other elections in the country.

He said the failure of the current administration to deliver on its three-point promises of reviving the economy, fighting insurgency and fighting corruption, will make majority of Nigerians reject President Buhari during the general elections.

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