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Edo govt alleges deliberate election manipulation in Obaseki’s stronghold

The Edo State government has alleged that there is deliberate manipulation of election in the stronghold of Godwin Obaseki, the state governor and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s Edo State governorship election.

The governor’s media aide, Crusoe Osagie, in a statement made available to newsmen alleged that “there is deliberate election manipulation in areas where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, is popular”.

“Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular. Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage,” Osagie said.

“Specifically, in Oredo Ward 1, Unit 20 and other places where the governor is clearly popular, the card readers are not working. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should prove to Edo voters that it can conduct a credible election in Edo State,” he said.

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