Edo Election Ends Without Violence, As Results Trickle In

Against nationwide apprehension that Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State would be marred by large scale violence, the election held peacefully in most parts of the state, save for disruptions recorded in few Local Government Areas.

Our correspondents who monitored the poll in different parts of the state observed that voting was conducted in a peaceful manner as security agents kept guard at the different polling units.

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The fear of violence during and after the election had prompted the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to summon the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki to his palace, over their hot verbal exchanges, clashes among their supporters and pockets of violence that had characterised their campaigns.

Fourteen political parties participated in the exercise, but the contest was believed to have largely been between the incumbent governor, Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu.

Meanwhile, following the fear of violence, the National Peace Committee, headed by a former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar, intervened in a state election as against its usual practice of intervening in presidential elections.

Also, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, had expressed concerns over the possible fear of violence during the election, which prompted the commission to invite the candidates and the political parties to sign a peace deal on Tuesday

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Etsako West LGA results
Total accredited voters – 48,846

Total registered voters – 158,899

AA – 10

ADC – 113

ADP – 184

APC – 26,140

APGA – 17

APM – 3

APP – 5

LP – 12

NNP – 19

NRM – 39

PDP – 17,959

SDP – 18

YPP – 11

ZLP – 9

Total valid votes – 44,539

Total rejected votes – 2,828

Total votes cast – 47,353

Esan South East
APC – 9237

PDP -10565

Registered voters -73907

Accredited voters -20274

 

UROMI Esan North LGA results
APC – 6559

PDP – 13,579

Total Valid vote – 20369

Accredited voters – 20825

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Edo LGA results – IGUEBEN
APC – 5,199

PDP – 7,870

Registered Voters: 46,828

Accredited Voters: 13,404

 

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