PDP urges INEC not to engage Edo corps members for guber polls

Channels Television  
Updated June 25, 2012

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to engage corps members in Edo State for the July 14 gubernatorial polls in Edo State.

The party also debunked reports by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Edo State that it is sewing fake uniforms for its agents to pose as corps members, policemen and soldiers ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state.

Chairman of the PDP who briefed journalists in Benin City however alleged that the ACN has paid Mr Aideyan Nelson, a consultant with INEC in Abuja, the sum of $40,000 to provide INEC tags for ACN supporters to enable them monitor elections in the State without interference.

Chairman of the PDP in Edo State who was reacting to ACN allegation said the PDP has always been averse to the use of Corps members from Edo State for the conduct of the elections and so could not have sewed uniforms for them.

The PDP Chairman said they had written to INEC three times urging the electoral umpire not to use corps members currently serving in Edo State for the July 14 elections.

The Director of Publicity of the Oshiomhole Campaign Organisation, Prince Kassim Afegbua however insisted that the PDP rather than the ACN is the party that is embarking on desperate moves to win the elections.

Prince Kassim Afegbua also described as laughable the allegation that the Party engaged an INEC consultant to produce INEC tags for its members challenging the PDP to produce proof of the allegations.

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