Edo Election: Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu Have Taken Over INEC – PDP Alleges

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The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Dr. Mustapha Leeky, of working with the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

The ruling party alleged that there are plan to subvert the will of Edo people in the governorship election.

PDP in a statement released through its spokesperson, Chris Nehikhare, made the claim, on Friday.

Nehikhare further stated that INEC Chairman was working hand in hand with Oshiomhole and the candidate of the APC, Ize-Iyamu, to disrupt the process for the engagement of the various Ad-hoc staff to be used by INEC in the election.

“The time-honoured tradition which mandates that all political parties involved in the electioneering process submit names of persons to be used as Ad-hoc staff is being abused by Dr. Leeky and his collaborators in the APC,” he claimed.

“Dr. Leeky, it has been gathered, has skewed the process to ensure it favours one party, whereby the final list released for training of the adhoc staff has a ratio of 10:1, between the APC and all other parties”, Nehikhare said.

Among other claims, the party Chairman said that the Polling Officers (PO), who are supposed to be serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been changed by the former Governor and Ize-Iyamu.

He said that instead of NYSC members, they now have people nominated by APC chieftains to fill these positions to actualize their plans to rig the election.

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