* I will win- Ize-Iyamu
The People’s Democratic Party candidate in the ongoing Edo Governorship Elections, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his disappointment over the organisation of the process by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Speaking after waiting for a few hours to cast his votes in Oredo Local Government Area of the state, Governor Obaseki, stated that there is a deliberate attempt to rig him out.
“I expected better preparation on the part of those saddled with the responsibility to conduct this election. To wait for one and a half hours in the queue before exercising my franchise is a bit disappointing.
“Given that this is a sole day’s election, I expected better planning and preparation and resources should have been put into this election.
“At the last presidential election, in my polling unit, there were two polling points which eased the burden on voters. You all are witnesses to how long it has taken.
“The card reader here is working slowly, and this is the situation in all the major voting centres in Oredo Local Government Area of the state as I speak.
“At Garrick Memorial School, I understand that over 500 voters are already stranded because they can’t vote due to slow processing of the card reader.
“One would have expected that INEC will have deployed more card readers and more voting points in high density polling centres,” he said.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in today’s Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has expressed optimism that he will be returned as the next governor of the state.
Speaking after casting is vote at Ugboko Ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state, Ize-Iyamu commended INEC for the job so far.
“The process is good and going on smoothly; there is no thuggery and violence, the place is peaceful and calm. I am happy that INEC has a thermometer to check temperature and they also give out face masks to our people.”
“I am confident of victory across the 18 LGAs of the state,” he boasted.