This is to inform the general public that information reaching us indicates that despite repeated calls on people of the state not to sell their voters’ cards, some desperate politicians in the state have intensified their devious plot to mop up voters’ cards by inducing the people with cash gifts and in some cases invoking the name of the Comrade Governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, as their sponsor with the sole aim of deceiving the people and thereby frustrating the One Man, One Vote principle of the Governor.
The general public, especially registered voters in the state are advised to ignore these politicians and are reminded that voting is a civic responsibility.
While we note that it is both a criminal and electoral offence to buy or sell the voter’s card, we are equally concerned that the voters’ cards so procured may be used for other criminal purposes, thus putting the original owners of these cards in trouble.
We are aware that some highly placed individuals are involved in this unwholesome criminal act and we wish to warn that the security agencies have been given clear instructions to bring anyone found culpable to book, no matter highly-placed the offender is.
We insist that the July 14 gubernatorial election in the state will be based on the time-tested democratic principle of One Man, One Vote and the people are ready to resist unscrupulous politicians who believe people in the state are for sale.
CPS to Edo State Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole