Dayo Adeyeye, the spokesperson of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, is plotting to overturn its victory at the Edo governorship poll which held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
In a statement delivered to The Trent on Wednesday, Adeyeye claimed that the PDP has won an insurmountable lead in the keenly contested Edo poll. He said that it is clear that Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the PDP candidate, had “attained a near unassailable lead”.
“Having received results from our agents at approximately 1800 of the 2627 polling units spread across the 192 Wards in the 18 local government areas of Edo state, we can confirm that our party has attained a near unassailable lead in the Edo state gubernatorial election,” the statement said.
“The results so far confirm to us that our candidate has garnered approximately 55% of the total votes cast. We have every reason to be confident that we will maintain this trend and coast home to victory.
“However, we are aware that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Governor Adams Oshiomole, in collusion with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by Mrs. Amina Waziri, are relentless in their efforts to manipulate the results of this election. We are aware that Governor Oshiomole is currently moving from collation centre to collation centre with the objective of manipulating the results as much as possible.
“We will like to reiterate our earlier notes of warning. The Edo people, and our party, will resist any attempt to subvert the collective will of the people as expressed by their votes today.
“We urge our members and supporters in the state to continue keeping the faith by guarding their votes at the ward collation centres and local government collation centres. Eternal vigilance is the price we all have to pay for victory.”