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Edo Election: Results For Nine Local Govts Already Written – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to compromise the electoral process.

It alleged that election results for nine local government areas had already been written.

The PDP also alleged that the N2million had been distributed to some supervisors to bribe them to announce the already written results.

Its Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, told reporters that the PDP and its supporters would resist attempts to switch election results with “the last drop of their blood”.

He said: “It has come to our attention that INEC and the state government have seriously compromised the election that is going to take place tomorrow (today). People involved in this conspiracy are those that have leaked this information to the PDP and to us to act very fast.

“She (INEC member of staff) has been sharing two million naira to supervisors in at least nine local government areas of Edo State.

“What they have done is that they have written results for the nine local government (areas) on behalf of the APC. These results are being held by the supervisors and the collation officers at a point where they plan to switch the results with the real ones at the local government level, once the election is done. “

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The Chairman, Anselm Ojezua, described the claim as untrue.

He said: “That is a figment of their own imagination. They have lost the election already. I am the state Chairman of APC. I have been in my home area for three days. So, what time will I have to go and talk about bribing INEC?

“If anything at all, it is the PDP people that know the INEC people. After all, most these INEC officers were employed during the PDP government. We have trained our agents and they are determined to be very vigilant.

He added, “The truth is that all the plans PDP made to create havoc in Edo State have virtually failed. All the efforts they have made to manipulate the process have also failed. They can now see that there is nothing other than the true transpPDP PDP arent process that will give us result in this election.”

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