Governor Ayo Fayose has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against having inconclusive election in Edo state.
According to Daily Trust, Fayose in a statement by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka on Tuesday, September 6, also urged the people of Edo state to be extra vigilant before, during and after the governorship election on Saturday.
He said: “party sentiment apart, Pastor Ize-Iyamu has campaigned through the nooks and crannies of Edo State to sell his visions andmissions to the people of the State and anyone who saw the Channels Television debate on Sunday will agree with me that Pastor Ize-Iyamu is better equipped for the governance of Edo State.”
The governor urged the people of Edo state to give their votes to Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who he described as a man who has demonstrated the required capacity to lead Edo state to prosperity.
Fayose called on the INEC and the security agencies to maintain neutrality before, during and after the election.
He said the Edo state election will serve as a litmus test for the APC led federal government, urging all government agencies involved in the election to put the interest of democracy first.
Governor Fayose said the Edo people should be vigilant during the period of the election, adding that the people should know that elections are not concluded until results are announced officially.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has urged people of Edo state to troop out and vote for the candidate of the APC in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, Mr Godwin Obaseki for continuity of people-friendly policies and programmes.
Speaking at the grand rally of the APC held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Governor Ambode said Edo, being the heartbeat of the South-South region, has all it takes to become another Lagos, but the people must do their part by voting for Obaseki to build on the monumental successes recorded in the last seven and half years by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.