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EDO Guber Poll Underway As Lagos Denies Gov Ambode Presence In The State

PDP Alleges APC has written Result For 9 LGAs

EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The rescheduled Edo State Governorship election is underway peacefully to a large extent, in the 18 local government areas of the South South State.

Already, accusations and counter accusations from the two leading political parties – the ruling APC and opposition PDP have been made, over electoral malpractices.

The PDP alleged that APC has already prepared poll results of the nine local Councils.

The exercise commenced as early as 8am with the accreditation of voters. The voting unlike before, is done immediately after accreditation of voters.

Sequel to the exercise, people and vehicular movement have been suspended till 3pm today – when the voting officially ends.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde has debunked the claim that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is in Edo State.

In a radio interview monitored by AFRICAN EXAMINER, Ayorinde affirmed that Mr. Ambode was not in Edo, but outside the country.

The response followed allegation raised by the PDP Governorship candidate, Pastor Eze Iyamu that both Gov Ambode and his Kaduna State counterpart Nasiru el-Rufai were in the State.

Total of 19 candidates are participating in the poll.

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