- PDP said it will resist attempts by APC to use federal power to win Edo guber election
- Raymond Dokpesi said the opposition party will counter APC with the power of the electorate
- The PDP chieftain also assured the people of Edo state of the party's victory in the election scheduled to hold in September
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The Peoples Democratic Party has vowed to vehemently resist attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use federal might to win the Edo state election.
The Edo gubernatorial election is scheduled to hold in September by the electoral umpire Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
With less than three months to the poll, PDP said it would channel all possible ploys to tame the ruling party's manoeuvring and attempts to rig the election.
Addressing the press on Thursday, July 17, in Rivers state, PDP media committee chairman, Raymond Dokpesi, made the declaration, adding that the opposition will not leave any stone untouched in its bid to resist federal government's interference in the election.
Dokpesi, who spoke on the heel of an allegation that Governor Godwin Obaseki used N15 billion to secure the PDP ticket, further stressed that the party would counter the federal might with people’s power.
“We are fully ready under the leadership of Governor Nyesom Wike. And we assure our teeming supporters in Edo State that we are going to give APC the defeat they never imagined. We are battle-ready at any time.
“If they are thinking of federal might, we are thinking of people’s might. We are leveraging on the electorate,” the PDP chieftain said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that APC campaign monitoring sub-committee of the national campaign council for Edo state governorship election on Thursday, July 16, met to strategise over the September 19 governorship election in the state.
The meeting, which took place behind-closed-doors at the national secretariat of the party, lasted for about 45 minutes before it was moved to an undisclosed venue in the capital city.
In attendance were the chairman of the sub-committee and Imo governor, Hope Uzodinma, who is also the deputy chairman of the national campaign council; the deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege and Professor Julius Ihonvibere among others.
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