Edo: Buhari warns against violence, rigging of poll


By Bolaji Ogundele and Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his commitment to credible elections.

He warned against violence and lack of fairness in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the leading candidates. Twelve others are also contesting.

The stakes are high given the fierce contest.

The President warned electoral officials and security agents to be neutral while carrying out their duties.

He also warned political parties and politicians to behave responsibly as they go into the election.

The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said he is committed to bequeathing the culture of free and fair elections. He said, however, that, the activities of…



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