Edo election: LGs that will determine Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu's fate

Edo election: LGs that will determine Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu's fate

- INEC has released the total numbers of PVCs collected ahead of the Edo election

- The election would be conducted in 17 local governments across the state

- Governor Obaseki would face his arch-rival at the poll on Saturday, September 19

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The conduct of the much-awaited Edo governorship election is less than twenty-hours away and the outcome of the poll will either give the incumbent governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, the opportunity to achieve his re-election bid or enable the opposition to take over the state.

Legit.ng reports that the election would be keenly contested between Governor Obaseki and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in what seems like the part two of the 2016 governorship election in the state.

In 2016, Ize-Iyamu was the standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Obaseki was the candidate of the APC and fortune eventually smiled on him to become the successor of the former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole.

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Edo election: These are LGs that will determine Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu's fate
The APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Governor Obaseki embrace each other during a peace meeting.
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Four years after, both actors have alternated their political parties and time will tell who will become the next governor of the state.

Edo state comprises 17 local governments and these are spread in the three senatorial districts in the state - Edo south, Edo north and Edo central.

In terms of the collection of registered voters and Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), Edo south is the dominant district in the state.

In the analysis of YIAGA Africa, the Edo south has 1,281,414 registered voters, adding that in the zone, 78.1% of the PVCs have been collected.

It said that Edo north has 564,122 registered voters and that 84% of the PVCs have been collected.

The report also reveals that in Edo central, the total registered voters is 364,998; out of which 74.4% have been collected.

Here is the local government by local government analysis of registered voters ahead of the Edo election and how PVCs were collected:

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Edo South

Oredo:

Registered voters 313,553;

PVCs collected 240,197

Ikpoba/Okha:

Registered voters 315,410;

PVCs collected 214,822

Egor:

Registered voters 219,832;

PVCs collected 158,817

Ovia Northeast:

Registered voters 143,009;

PVCs collected 113,167

Ovia Southwest:

Registered voters 96,409;

PVCs collected 77,468

Orhiomwon:

Registered voters 118,672;

PVCs collected 102,739

Uhunmwode:

Registered voters 74,529;

PVCs collected 57,290

Edo North

Etsako West:

Registered voters 160,137;

PVCs collected 128,188

Etsako East:

Registered voters 81,639;

PVCs collected 67,715

Etsako Central:

Registered voters 84,245;

PVCs collected 42,042

Akoko Edo:

Registered voters 119,254;

PVCs collected 115,343

Owan West:

Registered voters 61,193;

PVCs collected 46,245

Owan East:

Registered voters 91,841;

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PVCs collected 77,827

Edo Central

Esan West:

Registered voters 99,983;

PVCs collected 83,467

Esan Central:

Registered voters 50,058;

PVCs collected 42,042

Esan Northeast:

Registered voters 84,245;

PVCs collected 66,790

Esan Southeast:

Registered voters 76,842;

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PVCs collected 58,802

Igueben:

Registered voters 46,828;

PVCs collected 34,988

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, predicted the outcome of the poll.

It was reported that the governor said if the police were able to prevent political thugs from playing a role during the governorship election, the APC would be “beaten silly.”

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