Saturday, September 19, 2020

Edo 2020: I’m disappointed, says Obaseki after voting


Edo State Governor , Godwin Obaseki , has expressed displeasure over the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in the state.

He said the Independent National Electoral Commission should have prepared better for the election .

Obaseki spoke after casting his vote at Polling Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area.

The governor lamented that he stayed for over one and a half hours in the queue.

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the election said he was delayed because the card reader was slow .

He said , “ I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election . I waited for one and half hour on the queue before exercising my franchise , it’ s a bit disappointing.

“ Giving that this is a sole day election , I expected better planning for this election . Card readers were very slow and that’ s the situation everywhere. ”

Earlier, the Special Adviser to Edo State Governor , Crusoe Osagie , alleged that there was manipulation in areas where Obaseki is popular .

He said , “ Suddenly card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular .

“ Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage.

“ Specifically, in Oredo Ward 1, Unit 20 and other places where the Governor is clearly popular , the card readers are not working .

“ The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) should prove to Edo voters that it can conduct a credible election in Edo State . ”

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