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Edo 2020: Tinubu, APC plan to buy votes with N300m – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and some chieftains of the party are plotting to buy votes with N300m to rig Saturday’s governorship election.

The Campaign Council of Edo State PDP, through its Chairman of the Publicity and Media Committee, Chris Nehikhare, made the allegation while addressing journalists at a media briefing in Benin City on Monday.

Nehikhare said intelligence reports revealed that the council areas in Lagos State had been mandated to contribute N15m each to finance the rigging plan.

He further alleged that former National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had invited military officers from Kogi, Ondo and Lagos states to Edo ahead of the election to intimate voters from coming out en masse to vote.

Nehikhare, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to intervene, as the military officers have become a source of worry to residents and Edo electorate.

Meanwhile, the APC has berated the PDP for alleging that it was planning to rig the election through Tinubu, adding that Edo does not need a faltering Governor Obaseki.

Chairman of APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, stated this while reacting to Nehikhare’s allegations, stressing, “The PDP spokesman may have been disoriented when he ‘fabricated’ the story.”

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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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