The People’s Democratic Party’s chapter on Edo State has refuted the allegation that it plans to burn the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benin ahead of the state’s governorship election.
The statement was issued Wednesday by Edo PDP Campaign Council’s Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee, Chris Osa Nehikhare.
In reacting to the accusation, Nehikhare identified it as baseless, mischievous and a figment of the All Progressive Congress imagination in Edo State.
He further stated that the report was fabricated by the opposition party, which is made up of people with a defeatist mindset, who are grasping at straws in the face of imminent defeat in the September 19 governorship election.
Nehikhare added that PDP is ready for the election, and the people of Edo are ready to end godfatherism in the state.
He said: “We are amused by APC’s allegation of a plot to burn the INEC state office. The allegation is completely false and mischievous and should be totally disregarded.”
“What should be troubling and of serious concern to Edo people, local and international observers in the election is the antic of the APC to accuse others of an action it intends to execute.
“There is a trail of this sort of accusation and we want the security agencies to take the accusation seriously as we are concerned that the APC might actually do what it has just accused others of.”