APC plotting to use Ganduje, Uzodinma, Bello to disrupt Edo poll, PDP alleges

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use the trio of governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to disrupt the September 19 Edo State governorship election.

The PDP said it was already aware that the three governors were selected by the APC to lead its campaign in Edo state so as to force a combined formula of Kano and Kogi electoral violence as well as Imo state “mandate robbery” to subvert the will of the people of Edo State in the governorship election.

The PDP, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it is pathetic that the APC only has a person “who has become a butt of international shame after being seen in a viral video stuffing his robe with gratification, in foreign currency, to serve as Chairman of its Edo state governorship campaign council”

According to the PDP, “It is equally contemptuous that such a person is being deputized by another individual, who has become a metaphor of electoral manipulation, after being so docketed by a judgment of the Supreme Court.”

The PDP noted that it is also disgusting that “a governor who deployed a Police helicopter to scare voters on election day has been mandated to deploy thugs and dangerous weapons through the northern borderlines of Edo State ahead of the election.”

The opposition party claimed that part of APC’s plot is to import election mercenaries as observers to attempt to scare the people of Edo state, suppress them and steal their mandate.