Guns, ammunition and thugs flowing into Edo State are being talked about openly on TV. PDP and APC are pointing violent fingers at each other whilst calling on the security forces to do their job. This is confusing, creating heightened fear that Edo State could degenerate into shooting zone before 19 Sept.
At the campaign rallies, prospective voters are being asked to not only vote but to protect their vote. With what may I ask? On social media the abuse, threats and intolerance amongst Edos is rife. Sympathy for the wounded is not available, nor is separating the truth from the lies. Welcome to the Edo 2020 political WARZONE! The two main parties, APC and PDP must accept they have messed up to create such level of hate, tension and insecurity in the state they want to govern.
Appointing an independent adjudicator as an inter-party go-between would be a good idea. Also advising both candidates to come together and make a joint announcement for peace should be worked on. Nobody will be able to make Edo “Great” or “Simple” without unity.