Live Updates: Edo State Governorship Election 2020

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Authentic News Giant will curate and give Live Updates of the Edo State Governorship Election 2020.

The battle of who emerges governor of the State is clearly between incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu has the backing of the former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is the immediate past National Chairman of the APC.

There have been reports of violence and killings with continued clashes between supporters of the two leading political parties ahead of the Saturday’s election.

Follow this thread for updates of results and incidents from different polling units in the State.

Edo Election 2020: Live Results From Polling Units

Edo Election: Obaseki defeats Ize-Iyamu in his polling unit

Godwin Obaseki current Edo State Governor has won his polling unit in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19.

Obaseki polled 184 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 62 votes at the unit.

In Unit 21, PDP got 53 votes while the APC polled 33 votes.

Obaseki’s PDP polled 70 votes but Ize-Iyamu’s APC got 65 votes. In Unit 23, it was PDP 101, APC 32.

In Unit 24 of the same Oredo Ward 4, PDP won with 94 votes, while the APC got 50 votes.

Edo Election: They’re rigging me out – Gov Obaseki cries out

Edo State Governor has cried out that “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds.

The Governor made this known through Crusoe Osagie, his Special Adviser.

Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent Governor of Edo State.

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Edo Decides 2020: Atiku Abubakar raises alarm over siege on Wike, PDP leaders

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Edo Decides 2020: Atiku Abubakar raises alarm over siege on Wike, PDP leaders

Atiku Abubakar, a former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the alleged siege on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and some PDP governors by police in Edo State.

Recall that PDP had in a statement on Friday raised the alarm that the hotel where Governor Wike is lodging in Benin, Edo State, was surrounded by over 300 policemen.

The party’s chairman in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond made the allegation on Friday.

Reacting, Atiku said blocking the hotel where the PDP Governors were being lodged is not a show of fairness.

He tweeted, ”A promise of free & fair election cannot be mere lip service. It’s a commitment & should be demonstrated by way of equal access & restriction to every stakeholder.

”Blockading the hotel of @OfficialPDPNig governors in the eve of the Edo election isn’t a good way to show fairness.”

Edo Decides 2020: Peter Obi laments as police lay siege on Gov Wike, PDP leaders

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Edo Decides 2020: Peter Obi laments as police lay siege on Gov Wike, PDP leaders

A former Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, has reacted to the alleged siege on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s hotel by police in Edo State.

AUTHENTIC NEWS GIANT reported last night that the PDP claimed that the hotel where Governor Wike is lodging in Benin, the capital of Edo state, was surrounded by over 300 policemen.

The allegation was made by the party’s chairman in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond.

Wike is in the state to monitor the polls, as he was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election, a position Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State holds for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A thread posted on Wike’s Twitter page on Friday evening and credited to Desmond, said, “The Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State has been held siege by over 300 Policemen…”

In his reaction to this, Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, said, “In the spirit of equity and fairness, Gov Wike and @OfficialPDPNig leaders on party assignment should be given equal opportunities as those of the APC.

“Restricting them while Govs Ganduje, Uzodinma, and others are given unimpeded access is a negation of democracy and a caricature of the fairness promised by the APC govt.”

The battle of who emerges the next Governor of Edo State is clearly between incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo elections: PDP Governors vow not to leave Benin City amid alleged police intimidation

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Edo elections: PDP Governors vow not to leave Benin City amid alleged police intimidation

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have vowed not to leave Edo State amid alleged police intimidation.

During an emergency press conference in Abuja on Saturday, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, accused security agencies of harassing and threatening the lives of its Governors who had gathered in Benin City, the state capital, ahead of Saturday’s poll.

This comes amid claims from Akawor Desmond, the party’s chairman in Rivers State, that over 300 policemen laid siege to the hotel where Governor Nyesom Wike was staying.

Secondus, expressed shock that, “security agents were detailed to surround the lodging of our governors to harass and intimidate them.”

He questioned why APC governors, “including the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje; his Imo State counterpart, Hope Uzodima as well as the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, are left free in the comfort of the GRA, Benin residence of Comrade Oshiomhole.

The PDP insisted that, “there cannot be two set of laws for the citizens of our nation.

“Inasmuch as the APC governors are given liberty to stay in Benin City, our governors will not allow themselves to be harassed or stampeded to leave the state.”

Obaseki vs Ize-Iyamu: Bamgbose predicts party to win Edo governorship election

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has predicted the political party that may win today’s governorship election in Edo State.

Bamgbose noted that the Edo governorship election will be very tough and interesting, adding that the APC will no doubt go to any length, to financially induce the voters.

He strongly advised Edo voters, not to sell their votes, saying that doing that is tantamount to mortgaging their future, because of a piece of meal.

The senior lawyers noted that APC will equally showcase their federal might, calling on Edo people to rise up to the occasion by resisting any form of impunity.

“APC has perfected plans to manipulate the election, but they will surely fail. All eyes will be on the election tomorrow,”

“Edo voters should be vigilant, and ensure that their votes count come what may. Oshiomhole, who has been slammed with US visa ban should be watched closely.

“The US has tagged him as someone who is undermining democracy. The US is closely watching to ensure the election is free, fair and peaceful.

“Edo voters should not allow Tinubu’s political empire to be extended to Edo State. If that happens, it will be double jeopardy.

“Edo people would then have to contend with two godfathers. The State Treasury will suffer for it.

“Edo voters must totally reject APC today, if truly they want to experience growth and development. I foresee APC crashing out. No amount of rigging will help the situation.

Edo Decides: Voting commences [VIDEO]

Voting has commenced at Unit 1 Ward 2 in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, LGA.

Electorate are calmly casting their votes with no complaints recorded yet.

In this unit, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are all on ground.

Edo Decides: INEC displays voters register [Video/photos]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has commenced the display of voters register at Ward 2, Unite 3, by Rest House Road Junction, Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area.

The INEC staff on ground at APO 1,2,3 maintained the 8:30 am commencement of both accreditation and voting.

 

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