The PDP in Edo State says it is not desperate to win the local government elections scheduled for April 20.
The State Party Chairman, Dan Orbih, said what it is more important to the party is that a level playing field be provided at the local government council elections scheduled for April 20.
“Contrary to people’s belief that political parties are desperate for power control, I want to say that PDP in Edo in this Local government election is not desperate at all.
“We are not saying that we should win at all cost. But we are asking the Governor and the ACN in Edo state to be transparent in the conduct of the election.
“Because of the scale of preference is in our favour, it has become our lot to enlighten the people of the need for them to exercise their franchise. And all we are saying is that the state government should create a level playing field,’’ he said.
Mr. Orbih condemned the spate of violence in parts of the state and said that it would not augur well for democracy.
“People should be allowed to freely express their rights of choices. We have counseled our members to be tolerant and to remain calm in the face of any provocation during the Saturday’s poll,” he said.
He solicited the support of the security personnel, including the police to ensure that the election was free of violence.
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