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APGA warns against plan to manipulate supporters




It is a season of last-minute efforts, as accusations of manipulation continue in the build-up to the governorship election.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to deceive its supporter by deliberately using its logo for a rival party.

A statement by the Director General of the Osaro Onaiwu Campaign Organisation, Patrick Anethua, said they had discovered that some APC members had printed and distributed documents showing the initial of the parties.

The document, which also contained the logos and voting pattern, wrongly puts the logo of APGA as that of the CPP.

Anethua said: “This is in furtherance of the overwhelming popularity and support being enjoyed by the APGA in Edo State which currently has the favour of the electorate.

“The original logo of the CPP is the human palm sign while that of the APGA is the cock sign. The general public should therefore be aware of this low esteem intrigues by the APC.”

In a related development, the Igbo Union in the state has debunked the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that it had endorsed its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The spokesman of the group, Ambrose Aniele, said: “We have no business with the PDP because we have our candidate and that person is Osaro Onaiwu of the APGA. APGA is the Igbo party and we cannot abandon it and vote for the PDP.

“We are campaigning for APGA and instead of supporting the PDP, we would support the APC because whether you like it or not, Benin is beautiful today because of Oshiomhole and the APC.”

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