The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has denied the claim that it is planning to burn the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Benin ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The statement was released on Wednesday by the Chairman of Media and Publicity Committee of the Edo PDP Campaign Council, Chris Osa Nehikhare.
Nehikhare while reacting to the allegation described it as false, mischievous, and a figment of the imagination of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State.
He further stated that the report was fabricated by the opposition party, which is made up of people with a defeatist mindset, who are grasping at straws in the face of imminent defeat in the September 19 governorship election.
Nehikhare added that PDP is ready for the election, and the people of Edo are ready to end godfatherism in the state.
He said: “We are amused by APC’s allegation of a plot to burn the INEC state office. The allegation is completely false and mischievous and should be totally disregarded.”
“What should be troubling and of serious concern to Edo people, local and international observers in the election is the antic of the APC to accuse others of an action it intends to execute.
“There is a trail of this sort of accusation and we want the security agencies to take the accusation seriously as we are concerned that the APC might actually do what it has just accused others of.”