Edo election: Governor Obaseki votes, addresses voters

Edo election: Governor Obaseki votes, addresses voters

- Governor Godwin Obaseki has finally cast his vote in the ongoing Edo guber election

- The governor voted at unit 19, ward 4 in Oredo local government area of the state

- Earlier, Obaseki had difficulty in voting as his arrival created a short scene of uproar

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Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has finally voted during the ongoing governorship election in Edo state.

The governor, who donned white regalia, voted at Emokpae Model School, unit 19, ward 4 in Oredo local government area of Edo state alongside his wife Betsy Obaseki.

Governor Obaeki, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is presently having a tough run with 13 other candidates including Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Speaking after the voting, Obaseki expressed confidence in winning the election and urged the electorate to remain steadfast while protecting their votes.

The governor also expressed disappointment in the way in which the poll is being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Legit.ng understands that violence erupted as the governor arrived at the polling unit to cast his vote.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki votes, addresses voters

Governor Godwin Obaseki has finally cast his vote in the ongoing Edo guber election.
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Earlier, the Peoples Democratic Party alleged that card readers are not working in areas considered to be Governor 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, stated that "There is deliberate election manipulation in areas where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki is popular."

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Osagie said there is a coordinated attempt to disenfranchise voters who are his principal's loyalists in his strongholds.

In a related development, 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.

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