- One person has reportedly been shot at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okah local government area of Edo state
- According to reports, the individual was shot when police were trying to enforce crowd
- The incident was confirmed by a traditional ruler
One person has reportedly been shot at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okah local government area of Edo state during the conduct of the governorship election.
According to the Nation newspaper, the individual was shot when police were trying to enforce crowd control.
The incident was confirmed by a traditional ruler, Jason Owen Akenzua who said he had called the divisional police officer over the incident.
“I heard gunshots and called the DPO Ologbo. He told it was police that fired warning shots to disperse the crowd when the place became rowdy. The area is calm and peaceful now," Akenzua said.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that card readers are not working in areas considered to be Governor Godwin Obaseki's stronghold in the ongoing governorship election in Edo state.
A statement issued on behalf of the party by Governor Obaseki's media aide, Crusoe Osagie, alleged that there is a coordinated attempt to disenfranchise voters who are his principal's loyalists in his strongholds
Edo governorship election is currently ongoing in all the 18 local government areas in the state with voters trooping out to decide who will rule them for another four-year term.
In another report, 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.
Meanwhile, amid mounting scare over the coronavirus crisis currently in the country, voters in Edo state and the numerous election officials have steadily failed to observe the Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Observation my Legit.ng showed that indicated most voters in Igueben, Esan, Ovia, and Ikopba/Okha local government areas and other places do not observe social distancing while many electorates failed use face masks as stipulated in the safety guidelines for the election by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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