Chief Raymond Dokpesi said what the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had done was to postpone PDP’s victory at the September 2016 polls and delay the inevitable defeat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state.
A frontline contestant for National chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesim has described the choice of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to delay the Edo State governorship election as “unfortunate”.
In a statement issued by Omor Bazuaye of the Raymond Dokpesi Campaign Organisation, Dokpesi said it is a shame that once again Nigerians are exposed to such gross impunity and egregious abuse of power that is presently being exhibited.
Dokpesi said he received information concerning the postponement of the election just as he led a final minute campaign for the candidate of the PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in Etsako East, taking the campaign and the message of a much better future from his own Ward one deep into Zone four.
Dokpesi said what INEC had done was to postpone PDP’s triumph at the polls and delay the inevitable defeat of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.
He said despite 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 for 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 different neighbouring villages like Agiere and Weppa.
INEC has fixed a new date of Sept 28, 2016 for the election, which was previously fixed for Sept 10, 2016.