Edo guber: We insist on free, fair, credible poll – PDP
As the Edo governorship approaches, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council in the state says it is interest only in the conduct of free, fair, credible and transparent elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The chairman, Chief Dan Orbih in a statement issued on Saturday, said the campaign council would not be dragged into the issue of the appointment of a Resident Electoral Commissioner by INEC.
“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 recieved with enthusiasm in all the 126 wards so far visited.
“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,” the statement reads.
Orbih called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to deploy enough policemen to protect voters from harassment by agents of any political party.