<![CDATA[The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by H.E. Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, has again called on voters in Edo State to 'Take the Future' and vote for its flag-bearers, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Hon. John Yakubu as Governor and Deputy Governor in the Wednesday 28, 2016 re-scheduled Gubernatorial Election in the State.
The PDP is re-iterating its earlier call for the people of Edo State to avoid the mistake of 2015 General Elections and urged them to vote for the right Candidate that will secure their future and rescue Edo State from high taxation, poverty, stagnation and hunger.
The Party in a statement signed by the Head of Publicity Division, Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom on behalf of the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the Party is sure of victory in the forthcoming Election in Edo State.
“Our Party and flag bearers in Edo State are well prepared for the Gubernatorial Election coming up on Wednesday September 28, 2016. Our message to the good people of Edo State is to ‘Take the Future’ and vote for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the new Governor of the State. We are also calling on them to avoid voting in the ‘Recession Team’ which will be a repeat of the mistake of 2015 General Elections”.
The Party again advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to maintain their independence and desist from actions that may jeopardize the Election saying, “We do hope that the Electoral Umpire this time is ready for the re-scheduled Election and will do all things necessary towards conducting a free, fair, credible and conclusive Election without allowing any advantage to the Government in power as this will portend danger for our fledgling democracy”.
Regarding the rumor of the All Progressive Congress (APC) importing people from other states with cloned Voters Card to manipulate the electoral process, the PDP said, “It’s the duty of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to direct the Commissioner of Police in the State to remain vigilant and should not allow the Force to be manipulated by politicians”.
“We are again very worried of the news that the APC have imported machineries from neighboring states to disrupt the Edo State Gubernatorial Election. This ugly trend must stop and the Commissioner of Police and other security agencies should rise to the occasion to forestall any breakdown of law and order during the Election”.
Finally, the PDP called on all its members, supporters and voters in Edo State to come out en-mass and ensure victory for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Hon. John Yakubu to take Edo people to a greater future.
Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom
Head of Publicity Division
For: National Publicity Secretary