- PDP has warned the candidate of APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, against rigging Edo election
- Governor Godwin Obaseki is the PDP's candidate for the election
- The party, however, asked members of APC to hold Oshiomhole responsible for calling Ize-Iyamu a thief in 2016
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The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has declared that it would make rigging impossible for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu during the incoming governorship election in the state.
Legit.ng reports that the party in a thread of tweet on Thursday, July 9, said that the APC should desist from its plots to rig the Edo election, saying that the people of the state would firmly resist it.
The party asked members of the APC to blame themselves for their current woes and get ready to accept their inevitable crushing defeat at the poll.
It also noted that it is only a discredited and rejected party like the APC that would enlist the services of known election manipulators, who have now started their assignment by sponsoring fake reports, to run its campaign.
"The public has not also forgotten how an individual, who came a distant fourth in the Imo state governorship election, suddenly became the winner.
"Nigerians can also recall how, in the Kogi election last year, gunmen and police helicopter were used to chase away voters, while an innocent woman, Salome Abuh, was killed by APC thugs in celebration of their bloodstained electoral conquest in the worst election in our political history as a nation," the party tweeted.
It added that Nigerians already know how the “Gandollar” election was driven by mercenaries from neighboring countries who disrupted electoral processes and inflicted injuries and pain on its compatriots.
"It is common knowledge among Nigerians that characters, such as ‘gandollar’, the killers in the Kogi election as well as manipulators in the Imo election, being paraded by the face of their campaign in Edo state, were foisted into office through rigging, bloodletting and manipulation of election results.
"It is indeed disgraceful that 73 days to the election, all the APC has to offer is blackmail against our leaders, after its plans to derail the election has been exposed," PDP said.
The party, however, advised the APC to hold the immediate past national chairman of the party, Adamas Oshiomhole, responsible for indicting its candidate as a "fake pastor" that started carrying the Holy Bible because he could not practise as a barrister.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Pastor Ize-Iyamu alleged that the PDP lacks tact and strategy to win the election.
It was reported that Ize-Iyamu wondered why the PDP would decide to field Governor Godwin Obaseki as its candidate after condemning him as a non-achiever.
He said it was confusing for PDP leaders to be singing Obaseki’s praise after describing him as a failure who deceived the courts and the INEC with counterfeit credentials.
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