Edo 2020: APC, PDP Kick Off Campaign With Verbal Fireworks

Edo 2020: APC, PDP Kick Off Campaign With Verbal Fireworks

The two major political parties in the Edo State governorship election, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) yesterday traded verbal tackles as campaigns for the polls starts today.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday lifted the ban on campaigns by political parties ahead of the September 19 governorship election the state.

However the brickbat between the two parties started yesterday when chairman of the APC Edo State Governorship National Campaign Council, Kano State governor Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, said PDP is only interested in the state’s treasury and not governor Godwin Obaseki.

Speaking with newsmen during the inauguration of APC national campaign council at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja,  Ganduje opined hat PDP and Obaseki have no common political ideology or interest except for reasons of looting the treasury of the Edo people using Obaseki as a draining pipe.

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He said: “the PDP decided to accommodate our former governor in Edo state not because they have anything in common, not because they share some feelings, but simply because he is managing the treasury of Edo  state and they want him to use that treasury in order to win the  election.

“The people of Edo state will not accept this treachery. The people of Edo State on the 19th September will come out enmasse and vote APC,” he said.

The governor also boasted that members of the APC campaign council are strong and ready to do the job.

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“We know the opposition is planning to rig the elec tion, we know their tactics, we know there methodology and we shall dismantle all their  tactics to ensure that we win this election  n“We know PDP made Wike their chairman,  I assure you, we will isolate Wike in an isolation centre and before he recovers, the election is over.”

Inaugurating the campaign council, the chairman of the APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Gov. Mai Mal  Buni said the assignment before his leadership is to make APC peaceful and united, and ensure successful renewal of the party’s mandate at the forthcoming election.

In a response, PDP said the chairman of APC National Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has no moral rectitude to speak on corruption.

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The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan  described as a huge irony that Governor Ganduje, who  “has become a butt of national shame after being seen on viral video  stuffing his robe with gratification in foreign currency, to accuse the PDP of corruption intentions in the Edo state governorship election.”

The statement added, “Apparently, Governor Ganduje and other APC  leaders are so used to looting public treasuries that such is his  first mental direction after his inauguration to lead the Edo  governorship campaign.

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