Don’t Postpone Edo Election, Says Oshiomhole



Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has called on the Independent National National Electoral Commission not to postpone the September 10 governorship election in the state, declaring that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was “over-prepared” for the Saturday-scheduled polls.

He said shifting the election would further postpone the “final burial of the PDP for too long”.

According to him, “The APC is ready for the election this Saturday and that was why we held our mega rally on Tuesday and after that rally our people across the state became more committed, more dogged and ready for the Saturday election.

“I am already preparing to go to my village to also mobilize my people as other party leaders are doing, that is to let you know that we are not relaxing despite the fact that we know the PDP is already dead and our people are just getting ready for the burial.”

However, Oshiomhole who stated that security issues are security issues and as regards elections they are very critical, noted that “if on their own they are calling on INEC for postponement, I am sure they must have their reasons because they are experts in it. If you recall, we raise the alarm that the PDP had planned to import thugs from neighbouring states to help them unleash mayhem on our people because they are not prepared for the election”.