By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The media director of Stevie Ozono Campaign Team, Pastor Shedrach Oka has warned the National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC,Department of State Security, DSS and the Presidency not to contemplate rigging the Edo State Gubernatorial Election coming up on September 19, 2020.
According to Pastor Oka, the Candidate of the National Rescue Movement, NRM, Stevie Ozono is ready to play by the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the polls but, he however warned that there would be grave consequences for any group of individuals that would attempt to influence the voters choice through illegal means .
Pastor Oka therefore urged all the actors and stakeholders in the process to heed the warning by the USA Government that all sides should avoid cheating or rigging come 19th September 2020.
“I call on the INEC, FG, DSS, Police and the State Government not to make any attempt to rigging the coming election as there would be dire consequences both locally and internationally .
Oka went on to state,
” firstly, the Edo people would revolt against any form of cheating , then there is the risk of international attention which would culminate in sanctions against riggers and cheaters.
He then added,
“It is imperative that we all play maturely and play by the rules of the game which would ensure fairness for all.
Mr. Oka also added that going by the level of grassroot support and goodwill messages that he has been receiving from Edolites plus the level of preparedness of of Ozono Campaign Team, he is sure that the Candidate of the NRM would beat all candidates including Pastor Ize Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress and Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party .
” going by the grassroot support that we are getting daily, going by the our level of preparations and going by what we are seeing today, can tell you that there are only two candidates in this contest: Stevie N. Ozono and the rest .
” we can be rest assured that Ozono has won the race even before it had started.
“The Youths are our greatest assets. They had been used in the past by these political jobbers and dumped and are ready to retaliate by mobilizing strongly against them.
To gather well over Seven Hundred Coordinators of about Fourteen Youth and Women Groups with history of mobilization of over Twenty Years boost our confidence and a great sign Nigeria Youths have embraced the reality and are ready to change the narrative beginning from Edo election.