Electorates in Edo State will today Saturday, September 19, 2020 go to the polls, to choose their governor for the next four years.
The battle of who emerges governor of the State is clearly between incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu has the backing of the former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is the immediate past National Chairman of the APC.
There have been reports of violence and killings with continued clashes between supporters of the two leading political parties ahead of the Saturday’s election.
Follow this thread for updates of results and incidents from different polling units in the State.
Suspected All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders in Esan West Local Government Area, LGA, were on Saturday caught throwing money at some group of voters, mostly women.
Voters at polling units 9, 10, 11, in Ward 4, Esan West electorate were seen fighting over the cash.
DAILY POST understands that the money was brought in by party leaders as a way of swaying the voters to vote for the party.
However, their aim of buying votes at the units was unsuccessful.
Edo Decides: Voters lament as card readers fail [VIDEO]
Currently, in Ward 1, Unit 9 at Ugbogbo quarter, in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, LGA, electorate are eagerly waiting to cast their votes.
The voters are bitterly complaining as the card readers in this unit have not functioned for once.
Some of the voters who spoke with DAILY POST said they have pushed their complaints to the appropriate quarters.
As at the time of filing this report, voters are still waiting patiently to cast their votes.
Edo Decides: APC, PDP youths clash over alleged money-sharing [Video]
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed Saturday morning in Edo.
It was alleged that some APC youths attempted to share money but were resisted by their PDP counterparts.
The incident occurred at a polling unit in Oredo Local Government Area.
The footage of the incident shows members of the opposing camps rough handling one another.
Comments in the background suggest that the cause of the fight was money.
Only one policeman can be seen trying to control the situation.