Edo Governorship: Call Security Agencies to Order, PDP Tells Buhari

  • Accuses APC of pushing for postponement of poll

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the security agencies and direct them to provide full security, and also to desist from doing anything that will jeopardize this forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State.

While responding to the request by the security agencies for a shift in Saturday’s governorship election, it alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is behind the move to shift the election having seen that they will lose it.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party said there is no way the state which successfully hosted the president during the APC rally without any hitch could now become so insecure as to warrant a postponement of the election.

“Our attention has been drawn to the shocking breaking news of the advise by the DSS and the Police to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Saturday, September 10, 2016 gubernatorial election in Edo State on excuse of insurgency alert.

“We are taken aback on this advice coming a day after the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, was present at the Mega Rally of its Party, the APC, in Benin City which was concluded without any hitch.”