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EDO VOTERS GO TO POLL: Are we in for the closest race ever?

EDO VOTERS GO TO POLL: Are we in for the closest race ever?

OBASEKI’S RE-ELECTION: End of godfatherism has come in Nigeria —Atiku

Atiku accuses Buhari of ruining Nigeria with 'grand cluelessness'

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki as Edo State governor. Read more


#EdoDecides2020…. Mustapha, YIAGA disagree over violence at Edo poll

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has rated the Edo gubernatorial election as peaceful. Read also


Final results of the Edo Governorship elections as announced by the INEC Collation Committee
APC- 223,619
PDP -307,955
SDP -323
ZLP -117
APGA -177


#EDODECIDES…PDP mobilises leaders to INEC office over delay in result announcement

The Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all party leaders in the state to proceed to the INEC office in the state


Ovia South West
APC -10,636
PDP -12,659

Orhionmwon
APC -10,458
PDP -13,445

Etsako Central
APC -8,359
PDP -7,478

Etsako East
APC -17,011
PDP -10,668

Akoko-Edo
APC -22,963
PDP -20,101


#EdoDecides…Obaseki in early lead

As results come in, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken an early lead in the governorship election held on Saturday. Read more


Esan West
APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434

Oredo
APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498

Esan South-East 
APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,563

Etsako West 
APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959

Ovia North-East
APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987

Owan West 
APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485

Owan East 
APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762

Egor 
APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621

Uhunmwonde 
APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022

Ikpoba Okha 
APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030

Esan Central 
APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,794

 Esan North-East 
APC – 6,556
PDP – 13,579

The INEC Collation Committee for the Edo governorship election has commenced announcing the official results of the election from all local governments.

Official results of the two major parties, as announced by INEC

Igueben LG
APC – 5199
PDP – 7870


#EDODECIDES: Police Commission releases report from voting centres

#EdoDecides: INEC officials, voters, security operatives flee, as violence breaks out

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released its report from across voting centres in Edo State following the conclusion of the keenly contested governorship election in the state. Read more


#EdoDecides: INEC explains delay in collation of election results

Paucity of funds may affect conduct of Bayelsa, Kogi polls - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has offered a reason for the late collation of results of the just concluded governorship election in Edo State. Read more


CDD decries vote-buying, none adherence to COVID-19 protocols in Edo election

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Saturday frowned at the high incidence of vote-trading allegedly recorded in the Edo State governorship election. Read more


EDO: We are working hard to rectify network challenges – INEC

Why we will not act on tribunal judgements now –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday its Registration Area Technical Assistants are working hard to rectify network challenges responsible for the slow uploading of results of the Edo State governorship election to its portal. Read more


PDP accuses APC of planning to replace election results in Edo

Kola-Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday raised alarm over alleged plots by some paid agents to swap election results in several parts of Edo State. Read more


Saraki asks Edo voters to protect their votes

Tinubu personifies everything that is wrong with the Nigerian system, Saraki fires back

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has asked voters in Edo State to protect their votes as the governorship election in the state enters the crucial stage of result collation. Read more


Wike commends INEC, security agencies for peaceful conduct of Edo election

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of Edo State governorship election. Read more


Tambuwal commends Buhari over Edo election

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his statesmanly call and immediate directive to agencies of government to ensure and guarantee free and fair election in Edo State. Read more


EDO GUBER: ADC candidate fails to vote

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said some of its ad hoc staff deployed to Urhonigbe South, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, are yet to be accounted for. Read more


EDO GUBER: ADC candidate fails to vote

Mabel Oboh, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in today’s governorship election in Edo State, failed to vote. Read more


Obaseki’s supporter falls off moving vehicle while jubilating unit result

A supporter of Governor Godwin Obaseki on Saturday fell off a speeding vehicle while jubilating over results announced in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in today’s governorship election in Edo State. Read more


EDO: Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has won in his polling unit in Saturday governorship election in the state. Read more


Obaseki floors Ize-Iyamu in Oyegun’s polling unit


The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has won the election in the polling unit of a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Read more


Obaseki faults INEC preparation for Edo election

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said on Saturday he expected better preparation from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the governorship election after queueing for over an hour before voting. Read more


#EDODECIDES… Oshiomhole carpets INEC over card readers

Adams Oshiomhole has expressed displeasure that card readers allegedly failed to work in many places during the Saturday governorship election in Edo State. Read more


Obaseki wins his polling unit

Edo State governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturday governorship election has won in his polling unit.

The governor voted at Emokpae model Primary School, Polling Unit 19 in Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area.

He got 80 votes while his major contender, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu got 51 votes when the result of the polling unit was announced.


Voting ends, vote counting begins

Voting in the Edo governorship election has ended in most of areas, and counting of the votes are ongoing at the various polling units.


#EdoDecide…APC claims wife of its ward chairman beaten by PDP thugs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that the wife of its ward chairman was manhandled by thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Egor. The Edo State APC made the claim in a tweet on its Twitter handle, @EdoStateAPC. The tweet which was accompanied by pictures of the alleged woman receiving treatment read: “@OfficialPDPNig thugs hijack electoral materials at Tipper Garage PU in Egor. The wife of our party chair who resisted was beaten black & blue. She has been rushed to the nearest medical facility.”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that the wife of its ward chairman was manhandled by thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Egor.
Read more


Video shows voters scampering for money from party chieftain

A video on social media has shown voters scampering to grab money from a politician in the ongoing governorship election in the state. Read more


#EdoDecides: INEC officials, voters, security operatives flee, as violence breaks out

#EdoDecides: INEC officials, voters, security operatives flee, as violence breaks out

An outbreak of electoral violence in Urhonigbe, Orhionmwon local government area of Edo State has forced security personnel, willing voters, and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to flee the area. Read more


EDODECIDES: Card reader failure reported at seven polling units

The failure of card readers provided by the Independent National Election (INEC) for the ongoing governorship election in Edo State, to recognise fingerprints of voters in seven polling units has been reported. READ MORE


#EdoDecides… Obaseki accuses INEC of manipulating poll in favour of APC

An aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was manipulating the ongoing governorship election in Edo State. Read more


Oshiomhole arrives to vote

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APc) Adams Oshiomhole has arrived his Estako West LGA polling unit to cast his vote.

On arrival he joined the queue to be accredited and cast his vote.


One person feared dead

One person is said to have been shot dead in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State.

The incident reportedly happened at ward 10, in Ologbo area following a violence that broke out during voting.


Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing gubernatorial election in Edo, Godwin Obaseki has cast his vote.

Obaseki who had arrived the polling unit earlier with his wife, waited for about an hour on the queue before casting his vote.

Speaking to reporters after casting his vote, Governor Obaseki said that he was not satisfied with what played out in the election.

He said: “The election is not within the standards that we expected.

“Its the only one in the county and I see no reason why this should be happening.”


Fight breaks out at Obaseki’s polling unit

Pandemonium broke out at polling unit 19, ward 04, Oredo local government area on Saturday, as voters waited to cast their votes.

The polling unit is where Governor Godwin Obaseki and his wife had arrived earlier to vote.

Some voters were sighted attacking each other at the unit, even as security personnel did their best to restore normalcy.


INEC STAFF TO ELECTORATE: No face mask, no voting

As the governorship election in Edo State kicked off, Presiding Officers have warned that no electorate will be allowed to vote without wearing a face mask in compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines. Read more


Protest as supporters protest appointment of party chieftain as INEC adhoc staff

It took the efforts of the police on Saturday to avert what could have turned into a fracas involving political supporters at a poking unit in Oredo, Edo State.

Some party faithfuls claim to have sighted a member of an opposition party chieftain acting as an adhoc staff of INEC.

They confronted the party chieftain who stood his ground and also challenged what right they had to question his presence at the polling unit located at Emokpae Model Primary School, Oredo.

The situation almost degenerated into a brawl, until policemen stationed at the unit stepped in to separate the parties involved and restored peace.


10:33am: Obaseki arrives polling unit

Governor Godwin Obaseki and his wife have arrived their polling unit to cast their votes.

The governor and his wife on arrival washed their hands at the gate and joined the queue to exercise their civic responsibility.


Security operatives take over INEC office as election commences

Security operatives take over INEC office as election commences

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located in Benin along Ramat Park has been taken over by security operatives as the governorship election commenced in the state. READ MORE


Osagie Ize-Iyamu votes, optimistic of winning

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu has cast his vote. Read more


7:15am: Materials move to polling units

Materials for the elections have started arriving polling units in preparation for voting.

Materials for Esan South East poliingnunits arrived at about 7:15 am and was received by officials on ground.


Promise of free, fair election should not be mere lip service, Atiku tells Buhari

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said that promising people free and fair elections was not done with by ‘mere lip service’. Read more


IGP ordered me to leave Edo – Wike

The River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Friday night the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered him to leave Edo State ahead of Saturday governorship election in the state. Read more


1.7 million to vote in Edo guber poll – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed on Friday that at least 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the Edo State governorship election. Read more


NSCDC deploys over 13,000 personnel to Edo for governorship election

Family cries for justice as man dies in NSCDC custody

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Friday at least 13, 311 personnel from 10 states had been deployed to Edo State for the state’s governorship election. Read more


EDO 2020: Obaseki, 47.2%; Ize-Iyamu, 47% in Ripples Nigeria poll. Are we in for the closest race ever?

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