Below are live updates of the governorship elections in Edo state.
6:25pm: Edo guber elections result by citizen John for Igue/Ikao ward 6 in Owan East: ACN 2209, PDP 1211
Citizen Wolbum’s’ election results for Ward 6, Oredo LGA Sapele road, Benin. Unit 33 ACN 194; PDP 16; Unit 34: ACN, 199; PDP 13 , Unit 35 ACN 183; PDP 23 ; Unit 36: ACN 213; PDP 18 ,
Unit 37: ACN 188; PDP 11; Unit 38: ACN 139; PDP 10;
5:10pm: Tension in George Idah Primary School, Oredo LGA as youths threaten violence because of the refusal of the PDP AGENT IN Unit 4 to sign the result sheet. Meanwhile, ACN scored 388 to PDP’s 54.
Soldiers have been called in to help resolve the dispute. The PDP agent is said to be missing, but youths have mounted vigil that the PDP agent must sign to authenticate the result.
5:03pm: Another result from Oredo: Unit 05, Ward 02 Oredo LGA: ACN 282, ANPP 4, PDP 55
4:55pm: More results of Edo governorship elections:
ACN wins at Iguoshodin nigbemaba unit in Ovia North East LGA: ACN 232, PDP 5, ANPP 0
4 45pm : ACN wins at Unit 35 Ward 2, Uroma Primary Sch. GRA Oredo LGA: ACN 216, ANPP 2, PDP 18
4: 31pm: 3 police officers, INEC official feared dead as boat capsizes
4:30pm: ACN wins at Unit 4 Ward 2 Oredo LGA: Result: ACN 388,ANPP 0, CPC 1, PDP 54
4:15 : Edo governorship Election results have started trickling in : Ward 2, UNIT 003 Ebenezer Primary School Ihama Road, Benin : ACN 126, ANPP 3, PDP 24
3:10pm: INEC says, a boat carrying Policemen,INEC officials and election materials was reported to have capsized at Ologbo riverine… as it seeks further information from the public on the incident.
2:45pm: In many polling centres, activists for the two major parties, ACN and PDP after casting their votes are waiting behind at the polling units, to as they claim, “Protect our votes”.
2:34pm: Citizen reporters say there is fighting in Ikoha Polling Unit in Ugbogui ward, Ovia South West Local Government Area.
1.12 pm: The strong man of Edo Chief Anthony Anenih cast his vote at about 1.12 pm at Uzenema Primary School, Uromi and described turnout as impressive. He said he would not make any comments until later.
1:00p.m., while voting had begun in some parts of the state, voters at the Oredo centre had yet to be accredited and the Resident Electoral Commissioner , Mr Kassim Gaidam, moved in to deal with the issue.
12:52 pm: Voting starts in UNIT 4 Ward 2 OREDO
12:45pm: High turnout of prospective voters in Edo central senatorial zone. At Iruekpen, Ekpoma, Irrua and Uromi, accreditation was orderly and peaceful.
12 :15 At ward 2 Unit 7 Oredo LGA with Registration of 1350, as many as 400 names cannot be found on the INEC register.
12: 10pm : Voters heave a sigh of relief as the clouds lift up and those who ran for cover take their positions on the line in the polling units at George Idah Primary School, GRA, Benin
11: 25am: Former Governor OSEHREINMEN Osunbor commends exercise, but urges that the judiciary should not truncate the mandate of the people.
11.45 a.m: Gov Adams Oshimhole was accredited at Iyamo Ward 10, in Etsako East Local Government Area and voted shortly afterwards as he expressed disappointment at the conduct of the election by INEC.
11:37 am: High turn out of voters but irregularity in the registers is disenfranchising many in Oredo LGA.
In Ward 2 Unit 07, Ebenezer Primary School, Ihama Road, GRA, Benin more than 400 names missing in the register that has 1350 names.
10:00am: Chief Tony Anenih, PDP Chieftain and former Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, was accredited at Uzenama Primary School Centre, Arue, Uromi, Etsako Northwest Local Government Area.
8:00am: Accreditation of voters begins. Officials had no problems attending to the potential voters as they conducted themselves orderly by queuing up to be cleared for the exercise.