Okowa recruiting thugs to destabilise polls – Edo Govt

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

The Edo State government has accused Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State of recruiting thugs to disrupt the conduct of the September 10 governorship election in the state.

In a statement signed by the Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Kassim Afegbua, the government said the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has started recruiting thugs and hooligans from Delta State to register as voters in communities sharing border with Edo State.

”We had earlier taken the information with levity when we received it a few days ago, but we now have it on good authority that indeed the PDP Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is involved in this sinister move to send political thugs to the fringe villages between the two states to fraudulently register as eligible voters with the intention to use them to cause untold mayhem before and during the elections, on September 10th.”

Read the full statement issued by the Edo State Government.

It has come to our knowledge that following the commencement of the Continuous Voters Registration exercise in Edo state preparatory to the September 10 gubernatorial election in the state, the Peoples’ Democratic Party in connivance with the Delta state Government, has started recruiting thugs and hooligans from Delta State to register as voters in communities sharing border with Edo state.

We had earlier taken the information with levity when we received it a few days ago, but we now have it on good authority that indeed the PDP Governor of Delta state, His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is involved in this sinister move to send political thugs to the fringe villages between the two states to fraudulently register as eligible voters with the intention to use them to cause untold mayhem before and during …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper