Voting has now ended in the ongoing governorship election in Edo state and the counting of votes has now started. The voting, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) will end by 2:30pm.
Here is a brief recap of some facts about the election.
There are 14 governorship candidates participating in the election, but the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are believed to be the top contenders in the race.
Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated that 1.72 million people are eligible to vote in the election, while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate in the poll for failure to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Sep 19 14:42 PM
First reported result in the ongoing election finally in. PDP gets it.
The PDP has won the election in Uhunmwode LGA, Ward 07, Isi North, PU - 004, Ohe Ozua Primary School. The incumbent governor scored 96 votes to defeat his closest rival who polled 65.
This result is announced by INEC officials after ballot counting at the polling unit.
Sep 19 15:13 PM
PDP floors APC again in another unit
Again, the incumbent governor Obaseki has defeated Ize-Iyamu at Esan north east LGA, Uelen/Okugbe (Ward 04), Okpujie Primary School 3 (PU 004).
Sep 19 15:36 PM
PDP wins another polling unit again
The PDP has added PU010, Idunmwongo P/S, Idunmwongo, Ugbeka Ward, Orhionmwon LGA to its winning streak.
Sep 19 15:36 PM
Another win for PDP
PDP has won the election in PU 3, Ubiaja 1 ward Esan south-east LGA. This is as announced by INEC officials in the unit.
Sep 19 16:00 PM
PDP wins more units in Edo
The PDP has won more units in the just concluded election. Most of the results sighted so far is the favour of the PDP.
Sep 19 16:13 PM
More wins for PDP
PDP is having the upper hand in the results will have sighted so far.
Sep 19 16:16 PM
First two wins for APC
Finally, the APC has recorded some wins in the result sighted released at the polling units.
Sep 19 16:38 PM
More wins for PDP in Edo
More results announced in polling units have gone the way of the PDP.
Oredo Ward 2 Unit 1.
Staff Training Center, G.R.A Benin.
Sep 19 16:44 PM
Governor Obaseki clears own polling, defeats Ize-Iyamu
Godwin Obasei has defeated his rival Pastor Ize-Iyamu in the governor's polling unit.
Below is the result.
Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19.
APC: 184. PDP: 602
Sep 19 17:16 PM
Another win for APC
The APC has recorded another win. This time in Etsako Central. The party scored 158 to defeat PDP who polled 133.
Sep 19 17:47 PM
Winning runs continue for PDP
The PDP continues its winning runs as more results emerge from polling units.
Sep 19 18:57 PM
Wins for APC
APC has recorded more wins. This time, the party got the win at Etsako-East LGA, Ward: 001, PU: 4
Sep 19 19:05 PM
Oshiomhole wins his polling unit in a big way as PDP scores 0
Former APC national leader Adams Oshiomhole has won his polling unit, Unit 1, Etsako West LGA, for the candidate of the party in the ongoing governorship election.
In the result sighted by Legit.ng and published by Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PDP scored zero while APC polled 1201.
Sep 19 20:32 PM
More wins for APC in Etsako east
The APC is recording more wins in this local government.
Sep 19 21:04 PM
PDP clears more units and wards
PDP seems to be cruising to victory as they are winning more units and wards
Sep 19 21:18 PM
Another win for APC. This time, at ward level
APC has won Etsako east-ward 1 (Agenebode)
Sep 19 22:53 PM
PDP cruises on
PDP is still having the upper hand in the results coming from wards and polling units