Tuesday, 29 December 2015 06:06

Crisis Rocks Edo PDP Over Campaign Rice

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The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been thrown into crisis, following allegations that one of its governorship aspirants diverted rice meant to be distributed to members of the party before the 2015 presidential election, brought to the state by the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The crisis started after members of the party observed that the governorship aspirant was distributing the rice to his supporters as Christmas gift after he allegedly super-imposed his picture on that of former President Jonathan on the bags of rice.

A chieftain of PDP in the state, Mr Okharedia Ihimekpen, described the discovery as shocking and appealed to the Federal Government to extend the Dasukigate probe to Edo State and if the aspirant is indicted he should be prosecuted and disqualified from the governorship race. Okharedia added “We call on all Edo people to distance themselves from elements like this because if they are allowed again into the corridors of power, Edo State will be for sale."

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