- The PDP in Edo says any attempt to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state will be resisted
- The chairman of Edo state PDP campaign council, Chief Dan Orbih, gave the warning during a campaign rally
- The PDP chieftain also called on the electoral umpire and security agencies to ensure a free, fair and credible poll
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The chairman of Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council, Chief Dan Orbih, has warned that any attempt to rig the forthcoming September 19 gubernatorial election in the state, would be strongly resisted by the people.
Orbih also called on the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ensure a free, fair and credible poll.
He said anything short of that may trigger a chain of cataclysmic reactions, the end of which no one can predict.
He made the statement while addressing PDP supporters in Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state.
His words: “For those coming to conduct the election in the state, all we are asking is free and fair election. Together, we will resist any attempt to rig the election.”
On his part, Obaseki noted: “I want to thank you for this large turnout. I cannot believe this is one ward. This is a very special local government area to me because the number and diversity of people in this area are amazing.
“I am determined to improve the economy of the state, even in the rural areas, so that our youths can have a better life.”
Meanwhile, Obaseki has been honoured as the Most Outstanding Governor of The Year 2019 by the Nigerian Association of Christian Journalists, Edo state chapter.
Presenting the award to the governor during his reelection campaign in Eyaen Wards 5 and 6, in Uhunmwode local government area, secretary-general of the association, Dr Charles Okhai, noted that the honour was on the back of the governor’s sterling performance across all sectors of the state.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that over 400 religious leaders in Edo state have endorsed Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, for a second term.
The religious leaders who are mostly pastors in Assemblies of God Church said the governor’s re-election will enable his administration to consolidate on the successes recorded in the first term.
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