Edo Election: PDP raises alarm over Oshiomole’s leaked video on September 19 polls

Edo Election: PDP raises alarm over Oshiomole’s leaked video on September 19 polls

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cried out against the emergence of a video in which former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was allegedly seen discussing the approaching Edo Governorship elections with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

According to the PDP in a release on Tuesday afternoon, Oshiomole was heard telling Gambari the necessity of arresting some opposition figures ahead of the September 19, 2020 elections.

The party therefore calls on the President to call his Chiefof Staff to order and prevail on hos party not to act in a manner that may compromise the election.

See full statement below:

Leaked Video: PDP Campaign Calls Out Presidency Over Oshiomhole’s Arrest Comment…Charges @MBuhari to Question Gambari

The @OfficialPDPNig National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election has called out the @MBuhari Presidency over the trending video showing the sacked National Chairman of the @OfficialAPCNg Adams Oshiomhole and the Chief of Staff to Mr. President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the Presidential Villa, in which discussion on the arrests of certain individuals, ahead of the September 19 governorship election, was held.

Nigerians were alarmed by the video in which Oshiomhole was seen emphatically urging the Chief of Staff to Mr. President on the need to clampdown on certain unnamed Nigerians to achieve political suppression and submission ahead of the Edo election.

Our National Campaign holds that the presence and involvement of the Chief of Staff to the President and the fact that the discussion held within the precincts of the Presidential Villa, have made the Presidency complicit and place a huge burden on President @MBuhari.

The video has validated earlier revelations of plots by Oshiomhole and the discredited @OfficialAPCNg governorship candidate, @IzeIyamu4EdoGov, to use compromised security operatives being mobilized by certain individuals in the Presidency, to arrest innocent Nigerians, including traditional, faith-based and community leaders on trumped up charges, ahead of the Edo election.

It also confirms our stance that Adams Oshiomhole and the @OfficialAPCNg candidate have completely lost ground in Edo state, hence the plot to clamp down on the people.

 

Nigerians and the people of Edo state now know those to hold responsible should there be cases of illegal arrests, assassinations and unexplained killings, sudden disappearances of prominent people, accidental discharge by federal security operatives and mysterious accidents in the course of this Edo governorship election.

The @OfficialPDPNig National Campaign Council on Edo governorship election charges President @MBuhari to reassure Nigerians by immediately ordering that Adams Oshiomhole and Prof. Gambari be pulled in for questioning over the video.

Our campaign however wants the @OfficialAPCNg and Oshiomhole to know that their ignoble plots against the people of Edo state have come to naught as the people are at alert and will use every legitimate means available to defend their already expressed will in support of the candidate of our party, the @OfficialPDPNig, @GovernorObaseki in this election.

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