The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said on Sunday the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expected the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible governorship election in the state.
The Edo State governorship election takes place on Saturday.
Obaseki, who stated this when he hosted the Senate Committee on (INEC) at the Government House in Benin, said the state government had made available all the resources at its disposal to agencies that would conduct the election.
He said “We want to believe that INEC, the umpire, will conduct a free, fair and credible election.
“However, the perception with the public and our people is that the election will be manipulated.
“This has been the rhetoric of the opposition.
“And that it doesn’t matter what happens in the polling units, because of what they term federal might, and that federal might may be deployed to the state.
“Fortunately, also that perception has been reinforced by the calibre of people who are leading the campaign on the side.”