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  • Updated: September 19, 2020

Update On Edo Election: Check Out Top 10 Latest News For Saturday Evening

A pleasant day to you and welcome to AllNews' compilation of the top 10 updates on the Edo State governorship election for today's evening (Saturday, September 19th, 2020).

Here are the latest Edo State election news headlines:

1. Update On Edo Election: PDP Wins In Former APC Chairman’s Polling Unit

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.

2. Edo State Election 2020: INEC Responds To Shooting, Alleged Hijack Of Electoral Materials

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.

3. Edo State Election 2020 Update: Why Voters With Some Face Masks Should Not Come To Polling Units - INEC Official

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.

4. Edo Decides 2020: ‘South-South State People Are Dumb, Brainless’ – Kemi Olunloyo

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.

5. Policemen Deployed For Edo Election 'Grumble' Over Unpaid Allowance

Policemen deployed to Edo for the ongoing governorship election grumble over an alleged refusal of the authorities to pay their allowances.

AllNews recalls that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had on Monday disclosed that 31,000 police personnel were deployed to the state to ensure a peaceful election. Read more here.

6. #EdoDecides2020: Oshiomhole Expresses Worry Over Card Malfunction

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Adams Oshiomhole has expressed worry about the malfunction of card readers at some polling units, warning the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to compromise the outcome of the Edo 2020 governorship election.

AllNews learnt that Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the APC stated this after casting his vote in Saturday’s Edo 2020 election at his polling unit: 01, Ward 10 in Uzairue northeast, Etsako West local government area. Read more here.

7. Edo Decides 2020: ‘You're All In My Prayers’ – Davido

Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, has advised electorates to be safe, adding that they are all in his prayers.

AllNews reports that the Edo State gubernatorial election is currently ongoing. Read more here.

8. Edo Decides 2020: Obaseki’s Aide Challenges INEC On Credible Election

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.

9. Edo Decides 2020: Obaseki Speaks After Spending One Hour Thirty Minutes on Voting Queue

The Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has expressed his displeasure with INEC after spending over and Half Hour on the queue before he could cast his vote. Read more here.

10. Edo Decides 2020: Drama As Man Attempts To Disrupt Election At Obaseki's Polling Unit

A mild drama broke out after an unidentified man at the Oredo Ward 4, unit 19,  the polling unit of Governor Godwin Obaseki attempted to disrupt the voting process. 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.

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