The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State of recruiting All Progressive Congress (APC) loyalistS as Ad-Hoc staff ahead of the forthcoming 2016 Edo State Gubernatorial election.
In a statement issued in Abuja Saturday, the party said it had evidence to buttress its accusation.
The statement signed by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the Party’s spokesman said “there is a video evidence exposing INEC officials in Edo state of compromising the outcome of the gubernatorial election before the scheduled Saturday, September 10, 2016 poll. “We have once again uncovered another plot by the Electoral umpire in Edo State to rig the Gubernatorial election in favour of the government in Power in the state.
There are clear evidence available to us showing how INEC officials are recruiting APC members as Ad-Hoc staff to rig the election for the APC candidate in the Saturday, September 10, 2016 governorship election in the State” Prince Adeyeye said.
He warned that the Party will not tolerate any act of sabotage and advised the electoral umpire to recruit neutral and credible Nigerians without partisan interest as Ad-Hoc staff to maintain their neutrality in the process.
“We will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible process leading to the Saturday, September 10, Gubernatorial poll in Edo State.
“We wish to assure INEC and the APC of our cooperation for a successful election but will not accept an election that is already compromised before the actual poll” he said.
It further called on the electoral body to put every measure in place to conduct a hitch free and credible election.