PDP: Edo Govt, INEC, Security Agencies Plotted Postponement Of Edo Election
The Edo State PDP said Friday night that the ‘phantom security advice’ given by the Independent National Electoral Commission for postponing the Edo governorship election earlier scheduled for this Saturday was orchestratedin connivance with the Adams Oshiomhole-led APC in the face of imminent defeat in the election.
The party in statement signed by State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, stated this while responding to the decision by INEC to put off the gubernatorial election, relying on the purported security advice by the Nigeria Police Force and the Department Security Services.
According to the press statement signed by the campaign’s Media Unit: “For us, the move by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to put off the election is shocking and unacceptable.
“We are taken aback by the rash security advice a day after the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, was present at the final campaign rally of the APC in Benin City, which was concluded without any security hitch.’’
The party added that it is on record that INEC recently conducted a hitch free senatorial bye-election in Borno State, a state which had remained a hotbed of terrorism and insurgency, yet the security agencies saw no reason to advise against the conduct of the election.