Could this be true or calling a dog a bad name in order to hang it? The national leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday alleged that the Edo chapter of the All Progressives Congress was planning to burn the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state.
Its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, who stated this in a statement, said the party was reliably informed that some APC members were planning to destroy the documents used for the September 28 governorship election in the state.
Adeyeye said the revelations that allegedly emanated from the office of INEC jolted the APC representatives.
“At the INEC office on Wednesday, the APC representatives demonstrated readiness to carry out their threat by assaulting the INEC personnel in the presence of some of our members and other people, who saved the situation.
“It is hopeless for members of a political party that claims to have won the election to resort to an unruly aggression in such an exercise.”
However, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, denied the allegation.
He said, “This is not an issue to trade words with the PDP about. It is not everything we should play politics with.
“If they have any evidence about any person trying to commit arson, which by our laws is a crime, they should report such a person to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. They will be helping to prevent a crime from being committed. It is not appropriate to make wild allegations all in the name of politics.”