The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has assured the people of the state that President Muhammadu Buhari does not believe in electoral fraud, therefore, he will not help anyone to rig election no matter his stake in the contest.
The spokesman of the Edo APC, Comrade Godwin Erhahon, who made this known on Tuesday, called on leaders of the party in the state to humble themselves and work hard sincerely, if they hope to win the September 10 governorship election in the state.
Mr. Erhahon was reacting to an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the flag-off of its governorship campaign rally in Auchi last week that President Buhari should provide level playing field for all parties in the contest.
The APC spokesperson advised those he described as gold-diggers in the party, who are refusing to make peace with those they maliciously and viciously offended during the intrigues that proceeded the June 18 primaries, hoping ignorantly that federal might would be used to secure victory for them, to buckle up and face reality.
Erhahon said: “As one who has been with President Buhari since the beginning of his political struggle in 2003, I can vouch for him that his anti-corruption fight is not hypocritical.
“He will never encourage electoral fraud nor push EFCC against anyone.
“Even as a popular but poor Presidential candidate of CPC in 2011, President Buhari rejected donations from some of his well-wishers whose source of income he didn’t trust.
“Likewise, let no one think that the outcome of the forthcoming election will make or mar Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as National Chairman as it is now known to all that he is completely sidelined and snubbed in the entire process.
“There are signs already that the Binis, who are his home community with about fifty-three percent of voters in the State, may not allow him take part in the campaign for those who derive pleasure in pulling down Benin leaders.
“The only solution is for President Buhari himself to intercede and pacify the people of the great Benin Kingdom before it is too late. The president should not expect mad men to heal themselves”.