We officially welcome you to the NigerianEye LIVE COVERAGE of The 2020 Edo Governorship Election – (Please continue to refresh this page for LIVE updates from Edo state)
10:05AM – APC candidate, Ize-Iyamu votes, vows to win
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has just cast his vote
He voted at exactly 9:30am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area
He expressed the confidence that he would win the poll if the peaceful situation at his unit was the same everywhere.
9:35AM – Accreditation and voting ongoing at PUs 14, 15 and 16 in ward 4, Esan west
9:19 AM – Zero compliance with COVID-19 guidelines as INEC officials and residents at Polling Unit 01, Ward 12, Oredo local government wait for the process to begin
9:07 AM – Polling units 002, 003 & 004 in Ovia Southwest LG ready for voters
Edo Governorship Election: Ovia Southwest Local Government, Polling Units 002, 003 and 004 were set for voters at 8am.#EdoDecides2020 pic.twitter.com/Y1gMJRyiL4
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) September 19, 2020
8:57 AM – Social distancing adherence poor, Facemask wearing below average
Just like in most polling units in Edo state, at Ikaladerhan Primary School, Okada, Ovia north east LGA, INEC, social distancing rules are not observes as officials prepare to begin the process.
8:52 AM – INEC officails arrive Oshimhole’s polling unit
An INEC official setting up at Adams Oshiomhole’s polling unit, Unit 001, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West LGA
8:27 AM – INEC officials arrive Ize-Iyamu polling unit
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission arrived in Iguododo community in the
Orhionwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
The officials were brought to polling unit 26, Ward 5 at around 8:02 in a white bus.
There are scores of journalists waiting for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, but voters are yet to arrive.
8:10 AM – Election materials begin to arrive at different polling units
A bus carrying election materials into Emokpae Model Primary School, Benin City, where Governor Godwin Obaseki is expected to vote
7:34 AM – Obaseki or Ize-Iyamu?
The battle of who emerges governor of the State is clearly between incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu has the backing of the former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is the immediate past National Chairman of the APC.
7:25AM – It’s time for Edo to decide
1,726,738 are eligible to vote in today’s election out of 2,210,534 registered voters
INEC says there are 483,796 ineligible voters who have not collected their PVCs.
Edo has 18 local government areas, with 192 wards and 2,627 polling units.
A further breakdown of the registered voters shows that the male accounts for 1,159,325 (representing 52 per cent) while 1,051,209 (48 percent) are female.
Similarly, from the total registered voters, the youth (18-35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338); middle aged (36-50 years) account for 29.1 per cent (643,551); and the elderly (51-70 years) has 15.99 per cent (353,508).
Eligible voters classified as the old (70 years and above) account for 4.89 per cent (108,137).
Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414: the North with 564,122 while Central Senatorial District has 364,998.
Edo South has seven council areas; the North has six while the Central has five.
According to the number of collected PVCs, Oredo zone has 240,197; Ikpoba-Okha is 214,882; Egor has 158,817; Etsako West has 128,188 and Akoko Edo with 115,343.
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