Okowa recruiting thugs to destabilise Edo polls — Edo Govt June 22

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It has come to our knowledge that following the commencement of the
Continuous Voters Registration exercise in Edo state preparatory to the
September 10 gubernatorial election in the state, the Peoples’
Democratic Party in connivance with the Delta state Government, has
started recruiting thugs and hooligans from Delta State to register as
voters in communities sharing border with Edo state.

We had
earlier taken the information with levity when we received it a few days
ago, but we now have it on good authority that indeed the PDP Governor
of Delta state, His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is involved in
this sinister move to send political thugs to the fringe villages
between the two states to fraudulently register as eligible voters with
the intention to use them to cause untold mayhem before and during the
elections, on September 10th.
According to information at our
disposal, forty political thugs have been dispatched to each of these
border villages with the sole aim of registering them as voters before
engaging their services to perpetrate violence during the September 10
We wish to place the security agencies on notice of
this untoward intention of the Delta State Government with their Edo PDP
collaborators to cause a breach of security in Edo state.
fact that our people are generally known to be peace-loving should not
be misconstrued as a sign of weakness, it is just to make the point that
we believe wholesomely that democracy is a game of contestation of
ideas and not one of contestation with guns and bullets.
We have
put our people on notice to keep an eagle eye on their environment and
resist any infiltration or attempt to undermine the peace and security
of the state.

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