Edo: PDP denies destruction of APC billboards, condemns act

By Valentine Amanze

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied allegation that its members were destroying billboards belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The PDP was reacting to the allegation made by the state chapter of the APC, recently.

In a statement by its spokesman in Edo State, Mr Chris Osa Nehikhare, PDP said that both the state government and the party had no hands in the alleged destruction.

While condemning the act, the PDP advised the APC to look inwards for their problem.

It stated: “Let me make it categorically clear that PDP or the state government has no hands in the destruction or damage to billboard posted by APC. We condemn the act!

“However, we advice APC to look inwards as it is common knowledge that the APC is seriously divided, populated by known thugs and brigands in the many factions that exist within it.”

It further stated that Edo people were yet to forget how APC members had resorted to bombing each others residences as they battled for their gubernatorial ticket.

“Edo people have not forgotten the treachery, blackmail, threats and counter threats employed to arrive at their predetermined candidate.

“We are indeed surprised that a party made up of characters that throw bombs at each other at will, shoot at their party members while they are holding meetings, exported to other states to rig elections and is lagging behind in an independent opinion poll it conducted itself would contemplate that PDP or its government would pay attention to its posters or billboards without messages and want them destroyed or damaged. On the contrary! The quality of the messaging on their billboards exposes APC as empty and having nothing to offer Edo people,” the party stated.

It said that Edo State government and PDP cannot be blackmailed or distracted by the baseless allegations, stressing, “Edo people are too politically sophisticated to fall for this scam.”

Besides, the PDP assured that it would
concentrate on its agenda of Resetting Edo for a better and brighter tomorrow and not lose sleep over “the rantings of a political ant the APC has become.”

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