The Edo state Government on Wednesday said it had uncovered plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to clone the voice of the state Governor,Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, which will then be used to send out messages in support of the PDP presidential candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media Affairs) to the Governor, Kassim Afegbua, the state government called on people of the state and across the country to ignore such a message as the governor is solidly behind the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and indeed all other candidates of the APC.
The statement reads: “It has just come to the attention of government and the All Progressives Congress in Edo State that in show of desperation, the PDP in the State has concluded plans to clone the voice of the Comrade Governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, by telling people and especially members of the APC to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically clear that Edo State is fully in support of General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The Comrade Governor is unequivocal in his support for the candidature of General Muhammadu Buhari and all the APC candidates in Edo State and across the country.
“The Comrade Governor believes very strongly that the election of General Buhari on Saturday March 28, will breathe a new air in the leadership of the country.
“The general public is hereby informed to disregard and ignore any of such phony calls and text messages to suggest that the Comrade Governor is supporting President Jonathan. Edo people have clearly resolved and spoken with one voice to vote for General Buhari and other APC candidates on Saturday March 28 and April 11, 2015.
“There is no going back on that resolution. The Comrade Governor is hereby calling on all voters to go out en masse and cast their votes for General Muhammadu Buhari and all APC Candidates in the state in order to effect the much needed change in the leadership of the country”.