Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State was recruiting All Progressive Congress (APC) loyalist as Ad-Hoc staff ahead of the forthcoming 2016 Edo State Gubernatorial election.
The PDP said in view of the undemocratic practice by the umpire, it would not accept anything less than a free, fair and credible elections in Edo state come September 10, 2016.
The PDP further warned that INEC should avoid inconclusive election in Edo State and put everything together for a hitch free poll.
The Party made this allegation at the weekend in a statement by its Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye who also said the party also has video evidence exposing INEC officials in Edo state of plots to compromise outcome of the gubernatorial election before the scheduled Saturday, September 10, 2016 poll.
“We have once again uncovered another plot by the Electoral umpire in Edo State to rig the gubernatorial election in favour of the government in power in the state. There are clear evidence available to us showing how INEC officials are recruiting APC members as Ad-Hoc staff to rig the election for the APC candidate in the Saturday, September 10, 2016 governorship election in the State”, the party stated.
Adeyeye warned that PDP will not tolerate any act of sabotage and advised the electoral umpire to recruit neutral and credible Nigerians without partisan interest as Ah-Hoc staff to maintain their neutrality in the process.
“We will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible process leading to the Saturday, September 10, gubernatorial poll in Edo State.
“We wish to assure INEC and the APC of our cooperation for a successful election but will not accept an election that is already compromised before the actual poll”, the party noted.
The PDP concluded that INEC should avoid inconclusive election in Edo State and put everything together for a hitch free poll.