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Fayose to INEC, APC: Edo election must be free, fair and conclusive

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Fayose to INEC, APC: Edo election must be free, fair and conclusive

Ahead of September 10, Edo governorship poll, Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure a conclusive election.

He also challenged the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government, to see that for the first time in the party’s history, an election is free, fair and conclusive.

The governor then called on the people of Edo State to give their votes to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Saturday.

“Edo people should not make the same mistake Nigerians made last year by enthroning the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.

The governor stated this on Tuesday through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, adding that “party sentiment apart, Pastor Ize-Iyamu has campaigned through the nooks and crannies of Edo State to sell his visions and mission to the people of the State and anyone who saw the Channels Television debate on Sunday will agree with me that Pastor Ize-Iyamu is better equipped for the governance of Edo State.”

Fayose, who advised the people to be extra vigilant before, during and after the election, said “the people should not just vote and go to sleep; they must make sure that their votes count and victory is ensured for Pastor Ize-Iyamu who is unarguably is the best among the contenders.”

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He said, “If you believe in me and you are a voter in Edo State, give your vote to Pastor Ize-Iyamu, the man who has demonstrated the required capacity to lead Edo State to prosperity. Opportunity to choose comes once in four years and the people of Edo State must grab this opportunity to change the fortune of the state for the better.

“Edo people should also be assured that Nigerians are now looking for a more meaningful change that is better than the APC’s one chance change and Pastor Ize-Iyamu represents that meaningful change in Edo State.

“INEC must not repeat its story of inconclusiveness on the Edo State election. For the first time in the history of this APC-led Federal Government; election must be free, fair and conclusive.”

Governor Fayose said Edo people must ensure that votes are counted and recorded in relevant forms at the polling units because “elections are not concluded until results are announced officially.”

By Ebere Ndukwu …

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