The All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the Peoples Democratic party, PDP and candidate of the party in the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki of violating the electoral law in the conduct of its primaries.
Former Spokesman of Edo Chapter of APC, Comrade Godwin Erhahon disclosed this in a Press release on Sunday in Benin City.
He argued that: “Whereas the Electoral Act requires any political party that wishes to reschedule its primary to give INEC seven days notice, PDP gave only five days and thereby runs foul of the guidelines”.
Recall that the National Working Committee, NWC of PDP had rescheduled its Governorship primary election which was earlier slated for June 19 and 20, was on Thursday postponed to June 25, 2020 via a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.
Erhahon, former Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change, CPC in Edo State in a Press release, predicted that PDP will not feature on INEC ballot paper in the forthcoming poll due to the alleged infraction on the electoral Act.
He alleged that all the PDP Governorship aspirants who crashed out of the primaries knew the game plan hence they stepped down.
He also alleged that the PDP sold an expired gubernatorial ticket to Mr Godwin Obaseki for the money.