Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said the All Progressives Congress and the state government were ready for Saturday’sEdo State governorship poll.
Oshiomhole made the statement on Thursday in Benin during a meeting with leaders and stakeholders of the party at various levels at the Government House.
He dismissed allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party that the APC was agitating for the postponement of the election.
He said it was regrettable that in spite of security reports urging the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the election, the electoral body had remained rigid.
He said INEC should be ready to take responsibility for any action if it decides to conduct the election against security advice, adding that he would not take responsibility for the commission.
Oshiomhole urged members of the party in the state to be vigilant and “de-rig the opposition parties with their Permanent Voters Card”.
He alleged that governors of neighbouring Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States were preparing to bring in militants into the state to perpetrate violence during the election.
He warned persons that might be used for such act to have a rethink or face the consequences if they are caught.