BEVERLY HILLS, September 11, (THEWILL) – The State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Chris Nehikhare, has described the purported resignation of the Chairman of the State chapter of the party, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, as fake news, saying it is being sponsored by the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress.
Mr. Nehikhare in a chat with journalists in Benin City Friday: “It is the fabrication of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in their last minute and desperate efforts to save an unpopular candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, from quitting the gubernatorial race which the party is set to lose.
“With just a week to the September 19 election, and worried by the lack of acceptance of its candidate, the APC has resorted to desperate and unconventional campaign tactics; fake news, deceit and falsehood, to attempt to sway Edo voters.
“For emphasis, the chairman of the PDP in Edo State, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, has not resigned from the PDP. He is committed to leading the party to victory, come September 19, with the party’s standard-bearer, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
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“Edo people should ignore the shenanigans of the APC and come out en masse to reelect the PDP candidate on Election Day.”