Edo Poll: Updates...

Edo Poll: Updates...

3:10pm:  INEC says, a boat carrying Policemen,INEC officials and election materials was reported to have capsized at Ologbo riverine… as it seeks further information from the public on the incident.

2:45pm: In many polling centres, activists for the two major parties, ACN and PDP after casting their votes are waiting behind at the polling units, to as they claim, “Protect our votes”.

2:34pm:  Citizen reporters say there is fighting in Ikoha Polling Unit in Ugbogui ward, Ovia South West Local Government Area.

1.12 pm:  The strong man of Edo Chief Anthony Anenih cast his vote at about 1.12 pm at Uzenema Primary School, Uromi and described turnout as impressive. He said he would not make any comments until later.

1:00p.m., while voting had begun in some parts of the state, voters at the Oredo centre  had yet to be accredited and the Resident Electoral Commissioner , Mr Kassim Gaidam, moved in to deal with the issue.

12:52 pm:  Voting starts in UNIT 4 Ward 2 OREDO

12:45pm:  High turnout of prospective voters in Edo central senatorial zone. At Iruekpen, Ekpoma, Irrua and Uromi, accreditation was orderly and peaceful.

12 :15  At ward 2 Unit 7 Oredo LGA with Registration of 1350, as many as 400 names cannot be found on the INEC register.

12: 10pm : Voters heave a sigh of relief as the clouds lift up and those who ran for cover take their positions on the line in the polling units at George Idah Primary School, GRA, Benin

11: 25am:  Former Governor OSEHREINMEN Osunbor commends exercise, but urges that the judiciary should not truncate the mandate of the people.

11.45 a.m: Gov Adams Oshimhole  was accredited at Iyamo Ward 10, in Etsako East Local Government Area and voted shortly afterwards as he  expressed  disappointment at the conduct of the election by INEC.

11:37 am:  High turn out of voters but irregularity in the registers is disenfranchising many in Oredo LGA. In Ward 2 Unit 07, Ebenezer Primary School, Ihama Road, GRA, Benin more than 400 names missing in the register that has 1350 names.

10:00am: Chief Tony Anenih, PDP Chieftain and former Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, was accredited at Uzenama Primary School Centre, Arue, Uromi, Etsako Northwest Local Government Area.

8:00am:  Accreditation of voters  begins. Officials had no problems attending to the potential voters as they conducted themselves orderly by queuing up to be cleared for the exercise. 

Source: Naija.ng

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