EdoDecides: INEC Official Results — LIVE UPDATES
Although voting ended on Wednesday afternoon in all the 18 local governments of Edo State, delay in the collation process meant no result was officially announced by the electoral commission, INEC.
Live report of the elections as announced by INEC from its secretariat in Benin.
The result is expected to be a two-horse race between the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
8.39: Obaseki’s running mate creates scene at INEC, protests cancellation of results in some units
Phillip Shaibu, the running mate of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, is now at the INEC office to protest the cancellation of results of some units in his ward in Jattu, Etsakor West Local Government Area.
The deputy governorship candidate who arrived the INEC office at about 8 a.m. was barred from entering into the office with the collation officer for Etsakor West.
He was told he could not enter nor be anywhere around the vicinity of INEC office. Only his agent could have access, he was told.
But Mr. Shaibu insisted he had a complaint to make against the collation officer whom he said had no right to cancel the units.
The argument degenerated into pushing as he forced his way through the security blockade.
He, however, managed to pull through into the hall.
We were not able to ascertain whether he was attended to as online reporters were not allowed into the collation room.