Saturday, September 19, 2020

Election: Protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people


Nigeria ’ s immediate past Senate President , Bukola Saraki , has urged voters in Edo State to protect their votes in the Saturday governorship election .

He said this in a series of tweets after voting was concluded at many units in the election .

Saraki said , “ The on - going #EdoDecides2020 is getting to the crucial stages . I urge the good people of Edo State not to get carried away but to protect their votes .

“ The enthusiasm and patriotic conduct of the good people of Edo State must not be thwarted or subverted by any @ inecnigeria official , either permanent or ad -hoc; or any security personnel , no matter the rank .

“ Nigeria ’ s glory is more important than the huge ego of politicians. And so @ inecnigeria

and security officials must work to protect Nigeria ’ s image and not to satisfy the whims and caprices of some power - hungry politicians . ”

Voting began in most polling stations around 9:30 am.

The majority of stations closed at 3:00 pm, but registered voters still waiting at some centres were allowed to cast their ballots .

Final results are expected on Sunday .

Although 17 political parties have fielded candidates for the vote , it is a two -way race between All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party.

Incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize -Iyamu .

Obaseki was elected on APC’ s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra -party squabbles .

No comments:

Post a Comment






Email *

Message *