The All Progressives Party (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has reemphasized the party’s stand on ballot box snatchers, saying that the party will not allow thuggery and ballot box snatching during the general elections.
Oshiomhole stated this while briefing newsmen after a closed door meeting with leaders of the party from the 18 local government areas of Edo on Thursday.
He also assured that the party had no intention to rig the elections.
APC national Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had earlier in the week reaffirmed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on any person involved in ballot box snatching during the Saturday, February 23rd polls.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, during the APC National Caucus Meeting, said he ordered the military and law enforcement agencies to deal “ruthlessly” with anyone caught trying to disrupt the elections, warning that anyone trying to snatch ballot boxes would do so “at the expense of his life.”
Still addressing journalist, Oshiomole said “We had a special meeting; we met as APC family to reaffirm our commitment to ensure we do what is expected of us as leaders to mobilise the people of Edo to vote for APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“In Edo, we are used to one man, one vote; so, we will not allow thuggery and ballot box snatching.’’
While speaking on why Buhari deserves to be re-elected, Oshiomhole expressed his believe that Buhari had proven to be a trusted and honest leader, and for this reason deserved a second term complete his development agenda for the country.
“We have promised to give Buhari a second term and based on the track records of APC governments in Edo, I believe Buhari will win,” he said.
Also speaking, Gov. Godwin Obaseki said his administration recorded successes within a short time because of the support he got from the president. “Edo is an APC State and there is no doubt about it.
“The Buhari led administration has been supportive to us and granted all our requests; he has assured that he will do more for us,’’ the governor said.
Obaseki assured that the people of the state would vote for APC, expressing confidence that the state would deliver one million votes to Buhari.
By Precious Akpadaka…