The Peoples Democratic Party has warned that the allegation made by the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, that it registered 8,000 militants for the forthcoming election in the state should not be used to alter the voters’ register.
It also described the allegation as wild and totally unreasonable, adding that it was a
lie being peddled by a man who it described as losing the support of the people.
In a statement issued by the Spokesperson for the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP wondered how it could have registered the alleged militants in the register without the knowledge of the electorate and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Adeyeye said, “In the first instance, we wish to put before governor Oshiomhole the
following pertinent questions, Where and when did the PDP register the so-called militants?
“Were they registered by INEC? If not which organisation registered them? Were they registered as voters or as observers? For what purpose? And when did Oshiomhole suddenly discover the registration of the alleged militants?.”
Adeyeye said that these were pertinent questions Oshiomhole should answer, adding that no
perceptible person will take anything coming from the governor serious, given his alleged well known reputation for fabricating lies.
He said, “Nigerians will recall that it was the same Oshiomhole, who after returning from an official visit with President Buhari to the United States of America, said that one American official told them while they were in the United State that over six billion dollars was found in the account of a former Nigerian Minister.
“Neither the President nor any other member of the official delegation said they heard any such statement.”