PDP Wants Fresh Governorship Election Conducted In APC Controlled States
The Edo State Chapter of the PDP, yesterday asked the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to conduct fresh elections into states where the All Progressives Congress (APC), governors hold sway.
The party argued that having changed name, logo from the former Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), “they lacked the moral justification to act as governors.
Speaking in an interview to newsmen in Benin City, the Edo State capital while condemning the state government’s proposed move to sell Edo House in Lagos, the state chairman of the PDP, Dan Orbih added that it would be appropriate for the governors to submit themselves to fresh mandate having changed it’s ACN platform which voted them into office.
He stated, “I don’t know which government we have in Edo State because the people voted for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), because as it is, I don’t know what they are claiming to be now. If they now changed their name they don’t even have the moral rights to remain in office.
“What is on the record of INEC as at the time of the election that brought them into power is ACN, so they should resign and seek a fresh mandate and allow the people to decide who they want. Because I understand that the manifesto of APC is quite different from that of the ACN. You don’t shift the goal in the middle of a game, am taking this very seriously.
“Whether Edo people want to support APC with the change of name, so we need to look at the moral issue. Jega should conduct a fresh election because they have come with a new name, new manifesto, so they should seek fresh mandate of the people,” he stressed.
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