The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused of presenting false voters and allegedly buying Permanent Voters Cards with a huge amount of money to rig the approaching Edo governorship election, scheduled for September 19.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki disclosed in a statement that the members of the PDP are planning to invade voting units with people carrying fake PVCs.
“They will work with some compromised staff of the commission (INEC) to give them fake accreditation, please let all relevant bodies and security agencies take note of this. We must all work together to checkmate this plan in order to avoid smooth rigging. We also have reports from people within Edo that they have tried to mobilise to furnish their sinister desires.
“They are already asking for people’s account details promising to credit them money two days to the elections. They will train you, pay you and make you vote for them,” he said.
Moreover, the Director-General of the APC Campaign Council, Dr. Cecil Esekhaigbe also disclosed on Thursday that: “Under the guise of assisting intending voters with transportation, the governor has released the sum of N250M to the Edo Liaison office, Abuja to induce voters living in Abuja and also buy the PVCs of those who will not be able to attend at N200, 000 per PVC.
In executing this ploy, the Abuja Liaison office has sent out notices to platforms of Edo Indigenes in Abuja, inviting them to come with their PVCs to the office from Friday 4th September to Friday 11th September 2020.”
However, the PDP Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare responded to the allegation and said: “APC has turned into a one fake news per day party. This allegation is baseless. APC is obviously exploring this option since we busted their Hope Uzodinma template.
They are flying a kite and we will be vigilant to make sure their fake voters are not allowed into voting centres as they are the ones they want to use to cause trouble at the polling units. Their plans will fail, They cannot subvert the will of Edo people,” PDP scribe added.