Votes will count in September – APC debunks rigging rumours

Votes will count in September - APC debunks rigging rumours

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked the allegations that it is planning to rig the September 19 Edo Governorship election.

APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, who reacted to the allegation on Friday, August 7, said that the votes of Edo people will count.

Nabena alleged that the opposition party, PDP, had said that extra result sheets were obtained from INEC by APC to rig Edo poll.

He said PDP outburst was a product of a camp gripped by fear of imminent defeat.

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The statement reads: “Sensing the widespread acceptance and support the good people of Edo State have given the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the lead up to the forthcoming governorship election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is clearly panicked and has resorted to childish and comical conspiracies.

“Procurement of result sheets, cloning of PVCs, stealing card readers, vote buying, voter intimidation and other election fraud is the PDP’s stock-in-trade. For us in the APC, it is one person, one vote.

 “Our people-focused development records are visible to all and the good people of Edo state are poised to make the right and progressive choice, come September 19.”

The party appealed to security agencies to stop the PDP’s plan of unleashing violence, intimidation of voters and vote buying during the election.

“Come September 19, votes will count and the will of the Edo electorate will prevail,” it said.

Daily Times reports that the forthcoming election has caused an outrage in the state recently which has led the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami to order the Inspector General of Police to provide security for the 17 Edo All Progressives Congress Lawmakers.

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