Edo Election: Mild Tension As Fight Breaks Out At Polling Unit

Picture of an elderly woman casting her Votes at the EDO elections 2020

There was a light stress on Saturday at one of many polling units in Edo State the place the governorship election is going down.

The incident occurred at Emokpae  Model primary school in Oredo local government area of the state.

That is the place Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is without doubt one of the candidates within the ballot, is anticipated to forged his vote.

Channels Tv gathered that the fracas was on account of a  between an agent of a political party agent and a supposed election observer.

This occurred whereas some officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) have been organising for the election.


The politician was stated to have mistaken the observer for another party agent and challenged him for sitting on a seat meant for the electoral officers.

In consequence, they engaged in an altercation as different electorates on the venue watched.

The issue was later resolved following the intervention of the security agents on ground.

Representatives of the 2 main political parties is within the state traded phrases over who must be blamed for the incident.

The election in Edo is scheduled to carry in all of the 18 Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state.

Although there are fourteen political parties within the gubernatorial race, stats recommend that the actual race is between the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

There are fears that issues may degenerate as have been seen in previous elections, the police and different security agencies have assured voters of their security, urging them to conduct themselves in a really orderly method.

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