Go out and vote, PDP urges Edo voters ahead of governorship poll

Go out and vote, PDP urges Edo voters ahead of governorship poll

- The PDP in Edo state has called on its supporters to come out en masse on election day and vote for Governor Obaseki

- The party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call ex-APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to order

- The party accused the former APC chair of instigating violence in Edo state

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged voters in Edo state to come out en masse on Saturday, September 19, and cast their ballots for the party’s candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The PDP advised its millions of supporters to disregard underhand tactics being deployed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to discourage them from coming out to vote on election day.

Special adviser to Edo state governor on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, in a statement issued on Monday, August 31, said: “The APC has been boasting that it already has in its kitty, the written results of the September 19 gubernatorial election, even before the election is conducted.

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“This old tactic of the APC is meant to discourage voters who are very enthusiastic about coming out to vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki, come September 19.”

Go out and vote, PDP urges Edo voters ahead of governorship poll
Comrade Oshiomhole has been accused of instigating violence in Edo state. Photo credit: Channels TV
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According to the governor’s aide: “The truth, however, is that the APC does not have any written result of the September 19, 2020 poll. The only result the APC has is that of the party’s disapproval rating in the state.

“We are aware that the APC has carried out several mock polls and rounds of simulations with disappointing outcomes.

“In all of these desperate tactics of the APC, its leaders have been confronted with the hard fact that Obaseki remains Edo voters’ preferred candidate.”

Meanwhile, Kabir Adjoto, former speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the APC, to stop “instigating violence in the state.”

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Adjoto made the call on Monday, August 31, in Benin while briefing journalists on Akoko-Edo local government area.

He also called on the inspector-general of police, to set up a crack team to investigate the violence in the area to forestall further violence on PDP members in the area.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party Youth Assurance Movement recently alleged that the APC is fine-tuning strategies to rig the poll, while Governor Obaseki, the PDP candidate is coasting to victory on the back of huge grassroots' support.

Coordinator of the group, Prince Asunogie Tajudeen, made the comments during a press briefing in Benin city, the Edo state capital on Friday, August 28.

Tajudeen urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to remain above board, stressing that “millions of Nigerians, home and abroad, are closely monitoring the events leading to the poll.”

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