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Edo Decide Update: See What Happened from 12pm to 3pm

The Edo State Governorship poll is the first major election being conducted in Nigeria since the coronavirus pandemic started at the beginning of the year. 

Among 14 candidates vying for the state’s top political seat, the favourites include the incumbent, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. 

See the latest update from the election below:

14:50 – Sorting and counting of ballots has begun at unit 1 ward 11 Jattu Etsako West LGA

14:10 – At Egor ward 9, there was a huge turnout of voters and the voting process was smooth and timely, our reporter, Osazee Obazee, says.

“It is interesting here because this polling center is out on a street, which doesn’t happen often; in Benin City, polling centres are usually sited within a school compound.”

13:20: ‘Card Readers Were Very Slow’: Shocked Obaseki Faults INEC

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Saturday said he was “surprised” and “shocked” at the slowness of card readers, after he cast his vote in the Governorship poll being held in the state.

He said it is sad that such a glitch is being experienced after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had given assurances that such problems would be avoided.

Mr Obaseki is standing for re-election with the candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu his closest challenger.

12:51 – A police helicopter hovers around Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo LGA, Edo State.

12:50 – A scene of a fracas between youths at Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo LGA, Edo State.

Photos: Sodiq Adelakun

12:45 – Obaseki speaks after casting his vote.

12:30 – PDP deputy governorship candidate, Philip Shaibu has voted at Unit 5 Ward 11 Jattu, Etsako West LGA also in Edo North Senatorial District.

12:05 – Full Focus! A woman looks at election lists pasted on a wall up to vote in Benin-City.

12:00 – PDP Candidate, Godwin Obaseki, has cast his vote.

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