As we countdown to the September 19 Edo State Governorship election, Naija News brings you the latest update before the D-Day.
Many political parties will be participating in the election but all attention would be on the candidates of the two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo Governorship election would serve as a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the controversies that trailed the 2019 general election.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the Edo Governorship election…
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to use security agents during the Edo governorship election.
The Rivers State governor made this known on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship Election.
Wike, who is the chairman of the Campaign Council, said threats by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to “isolate” him until the elections were over, has exposed the plot by the ruling party to take undue advantage of security agents.
According to him, the Kano State Governor was not his match.
The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has received one hundred and six members of the Action Democratic Party ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The ruling party received the defector from Egor, Ovia South West, and Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo.
This is coming few weeks after the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki defected from the All Progressives Congress to join the PDP ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
The governorship candidate of PDP, Godwin Obaseki, would be contesting against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress and other candidates during the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
The Organising Secretary of ADP in the state, Oshodin Izedomwen, who led the defectors noted that the defection was part of their belief in the capacity of the PDP.
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been advised by the Peoples Democratic Party that there will be no dollars available for him to loot in Edo State.
PDP described the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election as a “barefaced treasury looter.”
The main opposition party stated this in a statement released by the Party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan in its reaction to Ganduje’s claim that PDP adopted Obaseki because of its interest in the state treasury.
PDP in its statement noted that the Kano State Governor does not have the moral rectitude to speak on corruption.
The party wondered how the Governor who was spotted in a video putting foreign currency in his robe could accuse it of corruption intentions.