…It is a blatant lie from the pit of hell – Edo PDP PRO
By Simeon OSAJIE
The Edo State Labour Party (LP) has claimed that thugs allegedly sponsored by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are attacking and preventing Labour Party members from collecting PVCs in their respective wards across the state.
In a press statement issued and signed by Comrade Uroupa Sam, Edo State Edo Publicity Secretary of the party alleged that the thugs specifically warned the INEC officials that if their PDP members have not collected, nobody else will be allowed to get their PVC.
According to Uroupa, “in ward 6 Ikpoba Okha LGA, some PDP thugs allegedly led by one Apostle by name invaded the PVC collection exercise and beat up the people when they observed that majority of those on the queue are Obedient members.
“We suspected that these were the same people who carried out the attack on LP secretariat at Ugbekun Ward 7 Ikpoba Okha LGA some time in December last year (2022) to forcefully take over the office.
“In ward 9 Ogheghe Health Center, Ikpoba Okha LGA, the situation was not different as the PDP thugs in the community distrupted the exercise chasing everybody, including the INEC staffs and made away with the PVCs to prevent LP members from collecting. It was reported that they later returned the PVCs but the exercise could not continue again as the INEC staffs were apprehensive of their own safety.
“Similarly, in Oghede ward 10 Ovia North-East LGA, the LP chairman was attacked by PDP thugs and his cellphone was destroyed during the PVC distribution exercise. The same PDP leaders and their thugs succeeded in taking the INEC officials to an hotel where it was suspected that some PVCs where handed over.”
Going further Comrade Uroupa Sam added: “In Oluku ward 6 Ovia North-East LGA, the ward chairman suffered the same fate as he was attacked by hoodlums suspected to be PDP thugs.
“In some other locations it was heavy gun shots to scare people away and cause panic. Because the PDP have seen the handwriting, they resorted to violence against members of our great party the LP.
“As we speak, in Egor, over 50 (fifty) mini campaign billboards of our House of Assembly candidate for Egor constituency, Hon. Derrick Uhunmwagho has been destroyed and taken away by the PDP hired thugs because they are afraid of going into the election with all our candidates. As a party set to deliver Nigeria from the evil grip of APC and PDP we are not going to lose focus on our rescue mission.
“Nigerians have suffered enough in the hands of these two parties, our economy is in shambles and security of lives and property is totally zero.
“We want to use this medium to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians, the security agencies, all Edolites and the general public to please call the Edo State PDP to order.”
In his reaction through text message, the Edo State PDP Public Reactions Officer (PRO) Ogie Aigbe Vasco said it is a blatant lie from the pit of hell.
“That is a blatant lie from the pit of hell. Can they tell nigerians where they were attacked by PDP thugs.
“A drowning man always hold onto even straws for survival. LP is looking for any excuse to justify their impending loss at the polls. Responding to LP is giving them undeserved relevance!” he said