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APC Governors Ambode, Nasir El’Rufai In Edo To Rig Guber Poll, PDP Candidate, Ize-Iyamu Says

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie ize-Iyamu, has alleged that two governors of the APC, Akinwumi Ambode and Nasir el’Rufai of Lagos and Kaduna states respectively, of coming to Edo state to help the party to rig the governorship election in the state.

He made the allegation after casting his vote at Ward 5, Unit 26, Iguododo Primary School, Iguododo, Orhiomwon ?local government area.

?He described the election as “very peaceful,” but called on INEC and security agents to ensure that the ruling APC does not hijack the process.

“I want to cry out to the whole world that I have been reliably informed that governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos and Nasir el’Rufai of Kaduna, are in the state. If the federal government and INEC declared today ?a restricted date for movement, even to indigenes of the state, what are they doing here on our election day? They should be advised to go back to their states immediately, for their own interest,” he said.

On his part, the State Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu, who voted at Ward 7, Unit 1, Uroonigbe North, at about 11.10, also described the election as generally peaceful.

He said apart from two card readers that malfunctioned for about two hours, which INEC were able to handle, the exercise has been very peaceful as election materials arrived on time.

“So far, it is good ans my prayer is that it remains like this and we continue to deepen our democracy,” he said.

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