The Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced announcement of gubernatorial election that took place across the state on Wednesday.
Results below: 1. Owan West LGA APC: 12, 862 PDP: 10,132 Registered Voters: 54, 406 Accredited Voters: 24, 487 2. Egor LGA APC: 26,177 PDP: 19,514 Registered Voters: 184,296 Accredited Voters: 49,802
The result is expected to be a two-horse race between the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
8.39: Obaseki’s running mate creates scene at INEC, protests cancellation of results in some units
Phillip Shaibu, the running mate of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, is now at the INEC office to protest the cancellation of results of some units in his ward in Jattu, Etsakor West Local Government Area.
The deputy governorship candidate who arrived the INEC office at about 8 a.m. was barred from entering into the office with the collation officer for Etsakor West.
He was told he could not enter nor be anywhere around the vicinity of INEC office. Only his agent could have access, he was told.
But Mr. Shaibu insisted he had a complaint to make against the collation officer whom he said had no right to cancel the units.
The argument degenerated into pushing as he forced his way through the security blockade.
He, however, managed to pull through into the hall.
We were not able to ascertain whether he was attended to as online reporters were not allowed into the collation room.
9.26: Three polling units cancelled.
450 votes cancelled due to snatched boxes and destruction of electoral material.
9.27: LGA: Owan West
Number of registered voters: 54,406
Number of accredited voters: 24,487
Total votes cast: 23,290
Rejected votes: 1,002
9.27: LGA: Egor
Number of registered voters: 184,296
Number of accredited voters: 49,802
Total valid votes cast: 46,728
Rejected votes: 2,811
One polling unit cancelled because of failure to use the card reader.
9.35: LGA: Esan North East
Number of registered voters: 74,293
Number of accredited voters: 27,121
Total valid votes: 25,747
Rejected votes: 1,197
Three cancellations due to number of votes cast exceeding number of accredited voters.
Number of registered voters: 42,655
Number of accredited voters: 16,482
Total valid votes: 15,506
Rejected votes: 580
Two polling units cancelled.
9.56: LGA: Uhunmwode
Number of registered voters: 62,987
Number of accredited voters: 21,927
Total valid votes: 19,971
Rejected votes: 1,759
There was cancellation of results in three polling units due to violence and discrepancy between the number of accredited voters and total votes cast.
10.09: LGA: Esan South East
Number of registered voters: 66,695
Number of accredited voters: 22,522
Total valid votes: 21,250
Rejected votes: 806
10.21: LGA: Oredo
Number of registered voters: 273,614
Number of accredited voters: 74,076
Total valid votes: 69,401
Rejected votes: 4,311
10.51: LGA: Orhionmwon
Number of registered voters: 102,921
Number of accredited voters: 34,270
Total valid votes: 32,213
Rejected votes: 1,788
10.56: LGA: Esan West
Number of registered voters: 87,867
Number of accredited voters: 31,866
Total valid votes: 29,963
Rejected votes: 1,563
11.02: The INEC officials have gone on a little recess, temporarily halting the announcement of results.
11.08: Nine local government results have been announced so far. APC wins 5, PDP wins 4.
PDP supporters besiege INEC office, protest results released so far
Supporters of the opposition People’s Democratic Party are already spoiling for violence as INEC releases results of nine of the 18 local government areas.
They have besieged the secretariat of the INEC at Ikpoba Hill in large numbers blocking the road.
11.49: Police teargas protesting PDP supporters who accused Edo Governor of rigging the results of yesterday’s election.
The protesters were demanding the cancellation of the results announced so far.
INEC continues with announcement of results.
12.20: Owan East:
Total votes cast: 36,122
APC: 21, 233
12.24: Ovia North East:
APC: 17, 561
PDP: 13, 141
12.27: Esan Central
Valid votes: 20,211
Rejected votes: 1153
Total votes cast: 21,364
CREDIT: PREMIUM TIMES & SAHARA REPORTERS