The Edo State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Dr. Mustapha Leeky, is working with a plan to favor the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
The PDP further stated that there are plots to subvert the will of people of the State in the governorship election coming later in the month.
Spokesman of the PDP in the State, Chris Nehikhare, made the claim when he addressed journalists in Benin City, on Friday.
“The time-honoured tradition which mandates that all political parties involved in the electioneering process submit names of persons to be used as Ad-hoc staff is being abused by Dr. Leeky and his collaborators in the APC,” he claimed.
“Dr. Leeky, it has been gathered, has skewed the process to ensure it favours one party, whereby the final list released for training of the adhoc staff has a ratio of 10:1, between the APC and all other parties”, Nehikhare said.
Among other claims, the party Chairman said that the Polling Officers (PO), who are supposed to be serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been changed by the former Governor and Ize-Iyamu.
He said that instead of NYSC members, they now have people nominated by APC chieftains to fill these positions to actualize their plans to rig the election.