Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm over an alleged plot to rig the election by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The was made known by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement issued on Sunday.
Ologbondiyan claimed that APC’s defeat was imminent, hence the plot to use frivolous lawsuit to rig the election.
The PDP also claimed that the opposition APC had concluded plans to use fringe political parties to approach the courts with a view to causing a constitutional crisis.
He noted that should APC succeed, the party would truncate the election and pave way for an unconstitutional takeover of the state.
Ologbondiyan further alleged that APC would use fringe political parties to blackmail the judiciary into halting the election.
The statement read in part: “The Peoples Democratic Party raises alarm over plots by certain interests recruited by the All Progressives Congress to use frivolous lawsuit to scuttle the September 19 Edo state governorship election, following APC’s realization that there is no way it can win the election.”
The polls, scheduled for the 19th of September, will see incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki take on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in what many believe to be a fierce political battle.