Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has assured residents of the state that there would be no room for rigging and manipulation of votes in the forthcoming elections.
Obaseki gave the assurance while rolling out his scorecard of achievement for the past four years as a governor
Speaking on the preparation of his government for the September 19 poll, Obaseki accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of indulging in violence. Obaseki, therefore, warned against rigging, vowing to resist malpractices during the election.
He said: “Nobody can rig in Edo State. Edo will not allow rigging.”
The governor said he lacked the capacity for thuggery, warning violent elements planning mayhem during the election to desist.
The governor said his infrastructure battle has opened up the state and attracted investors.
He explained that he stepped on toes by rejecting the notion of ownership of Edo by the privileged few who are oblivious of the plight of the masses.
In his view, some charlatans who have not worked in their life were peddling falsehoods about his administration.
He said the state is not meant for politicians alone, but for the masses who deserve more dividends of democracy.