VIRAL VIDEO: Obaseki Reacts, Reveals Polling Unit Where He Voted

VIRAL VIDEO: Obaseki Reacts, Reveals Polling Unit Where He Voted

  • The governor of Edo state has reacted to a viral video which depicts that some voting processes in Edo state were disrupted by suspected hoodlums
  • In fact, the video went viral on Saturday, February 25, showing broken ballot boxes on the floor with discarded ballot papers
  • Reacting through his aide, Obaseki maintained he did not vote at the polling unit where the voting processes were disrupted

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Crusoe Osagie, a media aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has dismissed reports claiming that the governor was behind an attack on a polling unit.

Voting for the presidential and national assembly elections was held on Saturday, February 25, across the country.

2023 election, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, PDP, 2023 election
Obaseki reacts to viral video after election. Photo credit: Governor Godwin Obaseki
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Viral video

Earlier in the day, on election day to be precise, a video went viral showing broken ballot boxes on the floor alongside discarded ballot papers.

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A voice in the background of the video accused the governor of being behind the attack, saying “look at what the governor just did.”

Obaseki reacts

The location was said to be the Idia College in Oredo ward 4, which was attacked by thugs who disrupted the voting exercise on Saturday.

However, in a statement, Osagie dismissed the claim, adding that the governor did not vote at the polling unit, a report by The Cable confirmed.

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Men of the Nigerian Police Force have quelled a scuffle that could have degenerated into a violent clash at Polling Unit 004 in Kabuwa Ward, Kano, on Saturday, February 25.

It was learnt that the brawl started when supporters of the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) stormed the polling unit and started taking pictures of voters casting their votes inside the cubicle.

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Angered by the development, the agent of the All Progressive Congress (APC) engaged the NNPP supporters and grabbed one of their phones.

Cash Crunch: Governor Obaseki Gives Free Bus Service to Residents

The governor of Edo state finally heard the lamentations of his people.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, as part of the efforts to cushion the effect of the scarcity of the new naira notes in the land, has provided free bus service to residents in Edo state.

Obaseki made this disclosure through a statement posted on his Instagram on Thursday, February 16, 2023, and sighted by Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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