A frontline contender for National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi has described the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the Edo State governorship election as “unfortunate”.
In a statement by Omor Bazuaye of the Raymond Dokpesi Campaign Organisation, Dokpesi said it is a shame that once again Nigerians are subjected to such gross impunity and flagrant abuse of power that is currently being exhibited.
Dokpesi said he received information about the postponement of the election just as he led a last minute campaign for the candidate of the PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Etsako East, taking the campaign and the message of a better future from his own Ward 1 deep into Zone 4.
Dokpesi said what INEC had done was to postpone PDP’s victory at the polls and delay the inevitable defeat of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.
He said no matter how many times and how long INEC postpones the election, the people in his Etsako East have rejected APC and have made up their minds to vote the PDP.
Dokpesi visited Oshiolo Village where he met with the village head, Chief Agaye Izobor.
The campaign train then journeyed to Ekwotsor, where it was received by a large crowd of party supporters before moving on to other neighbouring villages such as Agiere and Weppa.
INEC has fixed a new date of September 28 for the election, which was previously fixed for September 10.