Impressive turnout as Edo awaits new gov

EDO State governorship election kicked off across the local government area in the state with a massive turnout of voters.

Both electoral materials and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived their respective polling booths on time.

It was also observed that accreditation of voters and voting commenced by 8.20 a.m. while voters conducted themselves orderly.

There was less presence of security agencies at most polling booths visited in the state.

Meanwhile, as of the time of filing this report, unofficial report had it that in unit 19, ward 4 in Oredo Local Government Area of the state, where the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Godwin Obaseki, voted, the APC won with 160 votes as against 77 polled by the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

At Ize-Iyamu’s ward5, unit 26 in Orhiomwan Local Government Area of the state, the PDP candidate polled 369 votes to defeat his APC opponent who polled one vote.

The national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun also lost his ward 2, Unit 2, Oredo Local Government Area to the PDP candidate.

As of the time of filing this report, collation of the results was ongoing at various centres.