The state PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, said this while briefing newsmen on Sunday in Benin.
The APC, in a statement issued by the Director of Publicity of Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, Mr John Mayaki, had, on Saturday, raised the alarm that the campaign billboards of Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu were being destroyed and pulled down in some part of the state.
Mayaki had further alleged that the PDP and the state government were responsible for the act.
However, Nehikhare described the allegation against the PDP and the state government as ‘frivolous and unsubstantiated’.
He said that the party and the state government were also shocked at the development, even as he condemned the act.
The PDP publicity secretary added that in view of this development, the state government had put the security agencies on notice to ensure that the perpetrators of the act were apprehended, while also advising the APC to look inward.
“It is a known fact that there are factions within the APC in the state. Perhaps the factions could be responsible.
“While we condemn the act, we, however, advise APC to look inwards, as it is common knowledge that the party is seriously divided and populated by factions.
Nehikhare further said that the PDP and the state government could not be blackmailed or distracted by the allegations, adding that the people of the state were too politically sophisticated to fall for such antics.
“We will concentrate on our agenda of ‘resetting’ Edo for a better and brighter tomorrow and not lose sleep over the baseless allegations,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governorship election in the state is scheduled for Sept. 19.
Edited By: Dorcas Jonah and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq
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