PDP Accuses INEC and APC of Plans to Sabotage Saturday’s General Election
• They plan stand-alone elections in selected constituencies…EDO PDP
• PDP leaders targeted for intimidation and harassment…EDO PDP
Edo PDP wish to bring to the attention of the general public the evil plan of INEC and the APC government to sabotage the electoral process in some selected constituencies in Edo state on February 16, 2019.
We have been reliably informed that voting would be postponed to a later day due to “logistical problems” in Orhionmwon/Uhunmwode, Ovia, Esan North-East/ Esan South-East, Akoko-Edo and Etsako federal constituencies. The aim is to have these constituencies as stand alone elections where the federal government can unleash their agents of intimidation and harassment to full effect. The plan is barbaric, evil, a recipe for chaos and unprecedented people’s revolt and reaction.
We use this medium to advise INEC to perish the thought! Edo people will not accept, condone or tolerate any display or exhibition of “deliberate incompetence” as excuse to sabotage the general elections. The logistical problem excuse is a lame one that will not fly. No excuse will fly! The election must hold simultaneously with other elections and no cooked up excuse or reason will be acceptable!
It’s also appropriate to alert Nigerians that we are aware of the plot by DSS and the Police to arrest our leaders with the aim of removing them from circulation the Wednesday before the elections and thus destabilizing our supporters and members. The intimidation and harassment of our leaders is unacceptable, tyrannical and exposes the desperation of this government to hold on to power even as it is clear that Nigerians have rejected them!
We call on all Nigerians and the international community to condemn this act and prevail on the government to organize a free, fair and transparent election devoid of government intimidation and harassment. It is clear and unfortunate that they are paying lip service to a free and fair election.
Chris Osa Nehikhare
SPS PDP EDO STATE