All the Edo 2020 governorship election is slated on September 19, ongoing campaign rally organized by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has result to violence which the party leaders have accuses the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state for the cause of the violence which they denied outrightly.
The APC Guber candidate, in a press conference in the state capital in Benin City, Pst. Osagie Ize-Iyamu has distanced himself and his party members from the incident.
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In his statement, Ize-Iyamu said that the party’s campaign across the state has been generally peaceful and that his party has no reason to encourage violence in an election it is confident of winning.
“We heard of so much violence during the PDP rally in Etsako-West and they are accusing us of the destruction and shooting, saying APC is causing trouble.
“We did not go near their activities, we did not destroy any of their billboards and have no hands in any of the violence that took place at their rally.
“We don’t believe in violence and have no intention to encourage our members to be violent,” the APC candidate said.
He called on law enforcement agencies to rise to the occasion and bring perpetrators of electoral violence to book.
It happened bearing two days now when a group of thugs stormed the venue of the PDP campaign in Apana community in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
Although, It was gathered that no life was lost as security operatives were on ground to disperse the thugs to enable the PDP to conduct its rally peacefully.