OBASEKI’S RE-ELECTION: End of godfatherism has come in Nigeria —Atiku
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
#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
#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
APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434
APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498
APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,563
APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959
APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987
APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485
APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762
APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621
APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022
APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030
APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,794
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
APC – 5199
PDP – 7870
#EDODECIDES: Police Commission releases report from voting centres
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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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