The Edo Election Petition Tribunal may have gone on recess to resume after the Christmas break but the war of words between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State is yet to abate.
The spokesperson of the PDP in Edo, Chris Nehikhare, has alleged that the APC had plans to sabotage the court process of verification of ballot papers used in the September 28, governorship election in Edo State.
He told Channels Television in Benin City, the state’s capital, that the APC wanted to destroy the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) along with the ballot papers.
“In a place where APC scored 450 votes, when you get to the ballot box you discover about 200 ballot papers. It was this discovery that made the APC threatens to destroy the INEC office,” he claimed.
In his reaction, the chairman of the APC, Anslem Ojezua, said the PDP had no grounds for such claims.
“This same allegations were made in the Tribunal and was thrown out. Now, they want to achieve what they couldn’t achieve in court with the police,” he told Channels Television.