By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—Chairman Media and Publicity of the National Campaign Organisation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Domingo Obende, has warned the Edo State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, against making what he described as careless and frivolous allegations against the APC and security agents in the just concluded governorship election in the state.
He urged Orbih to “Urgently send whatever evidence he claims to have to the tribunal rather than turn the entire episode to a beer parlour issue, in an election the PDP and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu know very well that they lost.”
Senator Domingo, who was reacting to the allegation by Orbih that the INEC and security agents allegedly connived with the APC to rig the governorship election, said, “The people used their thumbs to send PDP packing and we are burying them completely forever in Edo State. Orbih is just ranting and I feel sorry for him.
“I saw Ize-Iyamu on television talking about inducing voters. I don’t know what kind of inducement he was talking about but we know they brought serious financial inducement to the system. We knew what happened during the presidential election of 2015, how they were sharing money in the streets. How then do you now say a leopard would change its skin, it is not possible.
“It is the practice of the PDP to share money, it is the practice of the PDP to induce people with money because they believe that governance can only be gotten by money. For us, we believe in the power of the voters and that is why we worked for the people because when the people vote you in, you are answerable to them.”