Early results obtained by Saharareporters from various polling units in Edo State indicate that the incumbent governor, Adams Oshiomhole is maintaining an advantage over his opponents. Gov. Oshiomhole is also leading at centers considered to be the bastion of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
For instance, in Ward 2 Unit 7, the ward of Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, the Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan, in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area, ACN won by 169 to PDP’s 129.
Today’s election is essentially a battle between Gov. Oshiomhole’s Action Congress of Nigeria and PDP’s candidate, Major General Charles Airhiavbere.
Despite initial reports of irregularities, including voters’ names missing from the register, voting continued. In a boat accident earlier in the day three police officers and an INEC officer are feared dead.
INEC’s spokesperson Kayode Idowu told Saharareporters that they had some challenges with the distribution of some materials. As a result, polling has not closed across the state. Polling will be closed when the last person on line at the affected centers cast their vote. After which votes will be counted, and the result pasted at the board.
Here, are some unofficial results we have been receiving.
PDP Candidate Charles Airhiavbe is projected to lose at Garrick Memorial School: Totals: ACN 965, PDP 196.