Edo 2020: PDP denies plot to Burn INEC Office in Benin


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has denied a claim that it is planning to burn the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benin, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.

Chairman of Media and Publicity Committee of the Edo PDP Campaign Council, Chris Osa Nehikhare, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. Nehikhare described the allegation as false, mischievous,, and a figment of the imagination of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State.

He explained the claim was a fabrication by the opposition party, which it said was made up of people with a defeatist mindset, who are grasping at straws in the face of imminent defeat in the September 19 governorship election.

Nehikhare noted that the state chapter of the PDP was prepared for the election, adding that the people would finally lay to rest the carcass of godfatherism in the state.

He said: “We are amused by APC’s allegation of a plot to burn the INEC state office. The allegation is completely false and mischievous and should be totally disregarded.

“What should be troubling and of serious concern to Edo people, local and international observers in the election is the antic of the APC to accuse others of an action it intends to execute. There is a trail of this sort of accusation and we want the security agencies to take the accusation seriously as we are concerned that the APC might actually do what it has just accused others of.”

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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