Obaseki smell defeat, commence sourcing materials for election petition tribunal ~ APC
Panic has befallen the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) camp in Edo state as they have reportedly started to perceive defeat at the polls, All Progressives Congress spokesman in Edo State, Prince John Mayaki said.
According to Mayaki, sources close to the party, who say that governor Obaseki, PDP candidate, furious with some of his thugs for not wreaking violence despite the presence of armed forces, has activated plan b for the elections.
According to one source, “Mr Obaseki was not joking when he said ‘second term is non-negotiable.’ You know Rivers state governor (Wike) has connection into the judiciary, along with Peter Odili. They already know they won’t win so they are planning how they will get the courts to turn the election on its head.
“He has already posted cameramen and different people to gather materials which he will use as evidence. But he has also gathered people that are very good at video editing so that they can doctor the evidence.
“The only way to counter that is if pressmen from media houses can be there. Otherwise, they will edit the videos and tender it as evidence at the tribunal.”
The source also disclosed that Edo deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu, who was protested against by the people of Jattu in Etsako West on Thursday, had instructed some spies not to decamp from the APC as they would serve as witnesses when the time came. They plan to suborn the party by giving false testimonies.