- Edo governorship election is ongoing across all the 18 local government areas in the state
- However, there was mounting anxiety as the electoral observers from the CDD were arrested by the police
- The CDD members, led by Eric Eniogboria, were also detained by the security operatives from the Irrua police division
Eric Eniogboria-led team of electoral observers for the Edo election has been arrested and detained by the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
Eniogboria and his team members from the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) were arrested in the early morning of Saturday, September 19, by the police officers from the Irrua division.
According to Legit.ng correspondent who was at the scene of the incident, the CDD observers were apprehended while covering Esan Central local government area in Edo state.
In a related news, Umar Sani, a former special assistant on media and publicity to ex-Nigeria's vice president, Namadi Sambo, predicted the outcome of the Edo poll.
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, Sani said the candidate of the PDP, Godwin Obaseki, would be victorious at the poll if the federal might is not used to upturn the election in favour of the APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Saturday, September 19.
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Earlier, it was reported that Tony Edun, a popular All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Edo state, also known as Tony Kabaka, was released from police custody hours before the Edo governorship election.
Kabaka was earlier arrested by the police after allegations of planning to disrupt the election was made against him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In February 2015, the Edo state government demolished a hotel owned by Kabaka, saying it was built on government land.
APC sources in Edo state told a Legit.ng correspondent in Benin that Kabaka was released after lawyers of the party intervened in his arrest.
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