Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo state, the People’s Democratic Party has stated it is only interested in a free and fair election carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Chairman of the PDP campaign council, Chief Dan Orbih made this known in a statement in Benin on Saturday.
He stated that while there have been a number of inconsistencies flying around on social media, the party will not be dragged into the mud over such social media controversies.
He said,”The Campaign Council of Edo PDP recognises that INEC is an independent body and reserves the right to appoint officials who have been cleared by the National Assembly to conduct elections in various states.
“As the commission responsible for election management, INEC will take responsibility for successes of elections and of course its failures.
“Expectedly, we are watching with keen interest, steps that are taken by INEC in preparation for the election.
“The election is just a few weeks away and our candidate has been received with enthusiasm in all the 126 wards so far visited.
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“In all stops, he has preached non violence, compliance with COVID-19 regulations and of course, his achievements and further development strides.
“Edo people must not be scared or intimidated by the narrative of violence.
“We hereby encourage all Edo people to come out enmass to vote for Gov. Godwin Obaseki and PDP on the election day, September 19.”
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