Edo governorship election battle begins
Residents of Edo state on Saturday, September 19, began the process of choosing who will govern the state for the next four years. There are 14 governorship candidates participating in the election, but the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are believed to be the top contenders in the race. Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated that 1.72 million people are eligible to vote in the election, while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate in the poll for failure to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
surgnig.com reporters are currently on the ground to keep you updated about all the happenings in the Edo governorship election.
Police reportedly restrict governors, VIPs to hotels ahead of voting Reports have emerged that the Nigerian police force has restricted the movements of governors and very important personalities (VIPs) who arrived Edo state ahead of the commencement of the governorship election to hotels to prevent manipulation of the voting process. However, the PDP has accused security agencies of harassing and targeting its governors who had gathered in Benin ahead of the poll.
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