LIVE UPDATE: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu battle for Edo governorship seat (photos/videos)

LIVE UPDATE: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu battle for Edo governorship seat (photos/videos)

Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu battle for Edo state governorship election

6:55am: Margin reaches 63,000. Five Local Government Areas to go.

6:23am: Results Esan North East LG

APC – 6,556

PDP – 13579

Valid votes 20,369

Total votes cast 20,730

6:03am: Result: Igwueme Local Government Area

PDP – 7,870

APC – 5,199

Total votes cast – 13,382

*Election materials snatched in Ward 8, Unit 2

10:03 pm: Result: Elara Primary School, Idunmunlaoha II, Ward 02, Polling Unit 02

APC: 69

PDP: 75

9:53 pm: Result: Idunmuonga Primary School, Polling Unit 010, Ugbeka Ward 013

APC: 43

PDP: 46

9:48 pm: Result: Ward 2 Idigun/Idumedo In Igueben Local Government 

No of reg voters – 5266

No of accredited voters – 1330

Total valid votes – 1310

Rejected votes – 20

Total votes cast – 1330

ADC – 5

ADP – 7

APC – 503

LP – 1

NRM – 2

PDP  – 790

SDP – 1

ZLP – 1

9:29 pm: PDP BoT condemns restriction of Wike, others movement

7:30 pm: Obaseki loses in Oshiomhole’s polling unit

6:39 pm: Saraki urges Edolites to protect their votes

6: 12 pm: Results – Ikopha/Okha LGA

PDP – 163

APC:- 89

6:06 pm: Results – Egor LGA

Unit 6 Ward 7, Egor LGA

APC – 50

PDP – 159

5:48 pm: Results – Owan LGA

Ward 5 Owan East LGA

APC – 123

PDP- 083

5:25 pm: Obaseki’s supporter falls from speeding vehicle

4:56 pm: Edo election: APC candidate Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

4:45 pm: PDP wins Oyegun’s polling unit

4:38 pm: Results: Obaseki wins in polling unit

Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19

PDP: 184 votes

APC: 62 votes.

4:30 pm: Oredo Ward 4 Unit 21,

PDP – 53 votes

APC – 33 votes.

4:14 pm: Obaseki wins polling unit

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, defeated the All Progressives Congress at his polling unit in the ongoing governorship election in Edo State.

3: 58 pm: Results: Unit 011, Ward 9, Elele, Etsako West LGA

APC – 175

PDP – 76

Invalid – 6

3:53 pm: RESULT: Amegor Primary School Unit 3, Voting Point 2

SDP: 1

ADP: 3

APC: 26

PDP: 66

Void: 1

3:51 pm: RESULT: Amegor Primary School Unit 2, Voting Point 1

APC: 5

PDP: 89

LIVE UPDATE: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu battle for Edo governorship seat (photos/videos)

3:43 pm: Counting of election results have commenced in Edo governorship polls

2. 15 pm: Governor Obaseki expressed disappointment in the conduct of INEC in the election

1:50 pm: Voters waiting for election result at Ikpoba/Okhia, Odgbo.

12:14 pm: Deputy Governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu has voted at his polling unit.

11:30 am: Finally Godwin Obaseki casts his votes after clash between party supporters.

BREAKING: Finally, Obaseki votes after clash between…

Obaseki votes finally

11:10 am: The deputy governorship candidate,  All Progressives Congress (APC), Gani Audu votes at his polling unit says Edo state is an APC state.

#Edoelection: Edo is an APC state, deputy governorship…

10:36 am:  The gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and present Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki already in queue to cast his vote at Emokpae Model Primary School in Oredo LGA, Benin City.

10:30 am: Adams Oshiomhole prays to God as he casts his votes.


10:19 am: At Emuado primary school, Ekpoma. Reports say that party agents are  seen sharing some coloured face masks to identify people who have agreed to vote for their party.

9: 30 am:  The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has just cast his vote. Ize Iyamu voted at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area Report said, he expressed the confidence of winning the election win the poll if the peaceful situation at his unit was the same everywhere.

9: 28 am: APC Candidate, Pastor Ize Iyamu getting his temperature checked to vote at his polling unit.

09:29 am: Heavy security presence surround INEC office

READ HERE: Edo 2020: Heavy security presence surround INEC office

8:27 am: Voting about to commence at Amedokhian Primary School, Uromi, with three Polling Units (010,011,012). Security on standby. Inflow of voters. COVID-19 social distancing rule not being followed. Only a few  with masks on. However, Polling officials are fully kitted.

8.19 am: Voters have started to converge at polling units. However, there seems to be little observance of COVID-19 directives as they reportedly refuse to maintain social distancing.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party is seeking re-election in the Edo state governorship election with his main rival being Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress.

Obasaeki came into office on the platform of the APC before falling out with his political godfather, former governor Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki after being screened by the APC moved to the PDP.

Daily Times gathered that according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 1.7 million voters are registered to cast their poll in the election.

While 14 political parties presented candidates for the election, the real battle is believed to be between Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu.

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