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#EdoDecide: Tension As Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki in Close Race ...Edo Awaits Results

The Edo State governorship election, held on Wednesday, appeared to be a tight race between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Early results from some wards in the state, which had not been authenticated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, indicated that the two candidates were running neck and neck in the poll.

The two main parties, however, claimed to have gained comfortable lead in the election while accusing each other of planning to rig the poll.

While unconfirmed results showed that the PDP won seven out of the eight units in Ward 3, Uromi in the Esan North-East Local Government Area, where a former chairman of the BoT of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, hails from, the APC won one unit.

Also, the APC lost in the polling unit of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, where the PDP emerged victorious.

In Edo South, the election was generally peaceful as accreditation of voters commenced as early as 8am.

The card reader performed well across the seven local government except in few cases where the card readers stopped working and they were replaced.

As at press time, leaders of both the PDP and APC are laying claim to victory in the keenly contested election.

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