Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Edo 2016 Governorship Election: Live Updates

As Mr Adams Oshiomhole rounds up his tenure as Governor of Edo State, residents have trooped out in their numbers to decide who takes over the baton of leadership in the state for another four years.
The governorship election is presently taking place in Edo State, South-south Nigeria.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 07:45am: Channels Television correspondent reports from Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security operatives and voters arrived the polling centre as early as 07:00am.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 08:19am: Channels Television reports that voting has commenced in the state.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 08:45am: Ballot boxes are getting filled up. People with disabilities are also at the polling units to vote the candidate of their choice.

The election has been peaceful so far and voters hope that the process continues that way.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 09:40am: At another polling point, election is going on peacefully.

The turnout of voters is massive with the presence of heavily-armed security operatives at the premises of the election venue.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 10:40am: The poll got off to a smooth start in some polling centres at Esan West Local Government Area with good turnouts of electorates.

While voting takes place in an orderly manner, polling officers at the central primary school in Esan West say the entire process has been going on smoothly with little or no incidents with the card readers.

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