Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Edo Election - No Link Between Us And The Militants, Says Rivers PDP

Updated 15 September, 2016
The People Democratic Party in Rivers State reportedly declared on Wednesday September 14, it had no link with militants and had never planned to disrupt the election in Edo State with any militant group.
The party also said at no time did Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta States raise N2bn for the PDP in Edo State to prosecute the election.
Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, made this remarks while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.eE
He explained that the comments credited to the Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, was made out of desperation to ensure that the All Progressives Congress won the forthcoming election in the South-South state.
Oshiomhole had specifically accused Wike and Okowa of planning to deploy 8,000 militants in Edo to disrupt the poll.
The Edo State governor also alleged that his Rivers counterpart and Okowa had raised the sum of N2 billion for the PDP governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win the election.
But Nwanosike described the allegations as false, adding that though the Rivers State governor declared amnesty for repentant militants in Rivers, it had nothing to do with the Edo election.


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