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9:15 am-  Accreditation and voting have commenced

9:22 am- Ize-Iyamu, APC governorship candidate at his polling unit

9:28 am- At Emaudo Pry Sch, Ekpoma, APC agents are giving some voters distinct White, Red and Yellow coloured  face masks indicating they have agreed to vote for the party. A struggled ensued after an APC agent tried to snatch the mask from a known PDP member wearing it.

9:30 am: APC candidate votes at exactly 9:30am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area

9:32am- Local government: Etsako Central
Ward: 6
PU: 8. Voting on going. But no observation of the social distancing rule.

9:33 am- Voting has commenced at Esan North East LGA, Ward: Amedokhian (07), Polling Unit: Awo Primary School II (005).

9:52 am- Ward02/ PU02. Ikpoba/okha LG. Voting is yet to commence because card reader is inactive. The presiding officer says he reported the issue and another is on its way to the unit. No strict adherence to COVID-19 rules.

10:00 am- At Irrua in Esan Central LGA, the police are pounding the vehicles of election observers on the instruction of Ibrahim Gotan, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. Mr Gotan said the Commissioner of Police in charge of election does not recognise observers

10:24am- Voting is in progress at Ward 06, PU 007, Idumebo Primary School, Esan Central LGA. Voters are clustered together at the polling units.

10:36am: Adams Oshiomhole briefs journalists after casting his vote at Polling unit – 001, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West LGA


10:42am- PU 03, ward 04, Oke-Irhue, Uhumwonde LG. The whole place is very rowdy and noisy. No social distancing. Not all voters are wearing face masks. Card reader not working and voters are angry.

10:54 am -Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his wife, Betsy, arrive at Oredo, Ward 4 in Benin City, queues to cast vote

11:32 am: Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC, Gani Audu casts his vote at Unit 13, ward 7, Ughioli Primary School, Aviele in Estako West LGA.

11:52 AM- Crowd in frenzy at Oredo, Ward 4 in Benin City as Governor Godwin Obaseki, wife cast votes

12:08PM — One of the two Card Readers is not working properly at Egor LGA; Ward 5, PU 11. The Presiding Officer has requested for Card Readers. Hence, only one Voting Point is being attended to.

12:12pm: Smart Card Reader failure at Oredo LGA (Ward Uzebu 03, PU 18) INEc officials claim it is due to network challenges. The machine needs to reboot before voting can continue. #EdoDecides2020 #EdoSR2020

12:16PM: One person has been shot at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okah Local Government Area, Edo State. 

12:19PM: Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has voted at his polling unit.

12:25pm: A party agent is seen writing the names of voters and sharing money to them after voting. The man was seen with N1,000 notes.

This took place at Ward 5, PU 13-18, Marie Goretti College, Ikpoba Okha LG

13:07pm: Plenty voters are yet to cast their ballots at Enwan, ward 8, unit 2, Akoko Edo. Environment is crowded and no social distancing. The canopy where votes are being casted is also crowded with voters and agents.

13:13pm: No Voting is going on in Voting Point 2 in Polling Unit 11 due to card reader failure to authentic after reading Voters’ cards. 

13:45pm: LGA: IKPOBA OKHA (Ward: 4, PU: 1 & 6)
Report: Accreditation and voting are ongoing. However, there has been some vote buying around the premises. 

15:08: Voting has ended in most polling units and INEC staff are seen crossing out unused ballot papers just before votes casted will be counted.

16:30: Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won his polling unit in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19.

17:05: Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress has won his polling unit in the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday.

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