Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Wednesday declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is “over prepared” for Saturday’s governorship election.
He was reacting to the call by the Nigeria Police and State Security Services for the elections to be postponed over credible intelligence of possible terror attack during Sallah celebration, especially, in Edo.
The governor, who will hand over to the eventual winner of the poll this Saturday, in November, however, said if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) heeds the call by the security agencies, it should not postpone the exercise “too far” because the APC has already bought the coffin for the “final burial” of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said, “The APC is ready for the election this Saturday and that was why we held our mega rally on Tuesday and after that rally our people across the state became more committed, more dogged and ready for the Saturday election.
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“I am already preparing to go to my village to also mobilize my people as other party leaders are doing, that is to let you know that we are not relaxing despite the fact that we know the PDP is already dead and our people are just getting ready for the burial.
“However, security issues are security issues and as regards elections they are very critical. If on their own they are calling on INEC for postponement, I am sure they must have their reasons because they are experts in it. If you recall, we raise the alarm that the PDP had planned to import thugs from neighbouring states to help them unleash mayhem on our people because they are not prepared for the election.
“They have not been campaigning because they have no message rather they imported thugs into the state. But I wish the election will go on so that security agents will pick them up and expose them. So if security agents are raising this same alarm, I will not be surprised. I am aware some of my colleagues in the South-south threatened that they will deal with me in Edo because I went against former President Jonathan.
“But I laughed because I am serving the living God and I am glad they brought a fake pastor as their candidate and we will flush them all out. These threats have been there but my appeal is that if INEC is shifting the election, it should not be too far because we are eager to bury the PDP. We have purchased their coffin and ready to be sealed”.