The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State of recruiting All Progressive Congress (APC) loyalist as Ad-Hoc staff ahead of the forthcoming 2016 Edo State Gubernatorial election.
The party raised the alarm in a press statement by its Chief Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja, saying that there is a video evidence exposing INEC officials in Edo state of compromising the outcome of the gubernatorial election before the scheduled Saturday 10, 2016 poll.
Adeyeye said, “We have once again uncovered another plot by the Electoral umpire in Edo State to rig the Gubernatorial election in favour of the government in Power in the state. There are clear evidence available to us showing how INEC officials are recruiting APC members as Ad-Hoc staff to rig the election for the APC candidate in the Saturday 10, 2016 governorship election in the State.”
The PDP spokesman warned that the party will not tolerate any act of sabotage and advised the electoral umpire to recruit neutral and credible Nigerians without partisan interest as Ah-Hoc staff to maintain their neutrality in the process.
“We will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible process leading to the Saturday 10, Gubernatorial poll in Edo State. We wish to assure INEC and the APC of our cooperation for a successful election but will not accept an election that is already compromised before the actual poll.”
The party concluded that INEC should avoid inconclusive election in Edo State and put everything together for a hitch free poll.
The link below shows an evidence of INEC recruiting APC members as Adhoc staff.