A pleasant day to you and welcome to the compilation of the latest Edo State election news headlines on AllNews for today, Sunday, September 20th, 2020.
Nigerians await the Edo State Election Result. What's more? The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says official collation of results will start on Sunday morning at the commission's office along Ramat Park, Benin-City, Edo.
In Edo, fourteen political parties fielded candidates for the election, but the contest was apparently a straight fight between incumbent Godwin Obaseki of the PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Read more here.
Another major update in today's (Saturday) Edo governorship election is that the All Progressives Congress (APC) comprehensively defeated the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Godwin Obaseki at Ward 10, PU 001, Estako West Local Government Area, which happens to be APC stalwart, Adams Oshiomhole's polling unit.
As AllNews continues to provide the Edo Election Update, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state, Mabel Oboh, has expressed her sadness over her inability to participate in the 2020 poll "due to ill-health".
AllNews reports that fourteen candidates were billed to lock horns on Saturday, although, two heavyweights, incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki (People's Democratic Party) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu (All Progressives Congress) were the obvious favourites. Read more here.
One of the latest major updates in today's (Saturday) Edo governorship election is that Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has triumphed in the polling unit of former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun.
AllNews understands that Obaseki polled 109 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC who collected 40 votes at polling unit 02, ward 002, Oredo local government area of the South-South state. Read more here.
Controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has tagged the people of Edo state "dumb and brainless".
Olunloyo, through her micro-blogging app, Twitter, stated that Edo people are just like the people of Ekiti who keep "recycling their problems" by re-electing their leaders. Read more here.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was aware of a shooting incident in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state, promising to bring all offenders in the 2020 election to justice.
AllNews reports that the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave this assurance in his preliminary address at the “Edo Governorship Election Virtual Situation Control Room” which is holding through Zoom. Read more here.
Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser on media to the Edo State Governor and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is manipulating the ongoing gubernatorial election.
In a statement on Saturday, Osagie complained that voters are being disenfranchised through the manipulation of card readers. He also lamented that an act of sabotage is ongoing in places where Obaseki is popular. Read more here.
As the Edo State Election 2020 holds today, Saturday, 19th of September, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 13,311 operational officers to check electoral violence and ensure the safety of voters.
As the Edo State Election 2020 holds today, Saturday, 19th of September, and AllNews brings you real-time updates from the South-Southern state, the Director, Voter Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nick Dazang says persons wearing face masks that bear the logos of political parties should not bother coming to polling units.
The INEC official stressed that voters must come to polling units with their face masks but discouraged anything that tends to promote a political party around the voting arena. Read more here.
The incumbent Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo State Governorship election, Godwin Obaseki has defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his polling unit. Read more here.
And that’s all on the latest Edo State Election News headlines on AllNews for today. More Edo and Nigerian news headlines are on this dependable website. Do enjoy the rest of your day.