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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Edo election records impressive turnout

Edo Election: The governorship election in Edo has
recorded an impressive turnout with voters
arriving at polling stations in large numbers across
the state.

As early as 7.30 a.m., voters were seen in large
numbers eager to cast their vote in all the polling
centres visited.

It was also observed that the exercise in all the
polling stations monitored was peaceful and
orderly.

Adequate security personnel were deployed to
ensure orderliness at the polling stations.
INEC officials also arrived early with election
materials and were getting set to commence the
conduct of the exercise.

At Fabiyi Akpata Primary School, Benin, many
voters were present, while INEC officials and
security agents were seen manning the units and
maintaining order.

ACP, PDP, APC and ACPN agents in the six units
said they were impressed by the conduct of the
election and expressed hope that the exercise
would be successful.

Mrs Angella Akenzua, 68, said she was impressed
by the orderliness in the conduct of the exercise,
particularly the early arrival of officials and
election materials.

At Uhonmora Ora in Owan West Local Government
Area, election materials arrived at Ward 2, Units
10-13 as early as 7.39 a.m. and security agents and
INEC officials were also ground.

Accredidation and voting commenced at Afuze 1,
unit 11, Owan East at 8.30 a.m. with many voters
checking their names on the voter register pasted
on the wall.

At Iguododo Primary School, Evboehighae, Iwoba
Ward and Evbokabua, all in Orhiomwon Local
Government Area, accreditation and voting were
peaceful.

The situation was the same in Oredo Ward 7, New
Era Secondary School, as INEC officials and
materials arrived at 7 a.m., while armed security
personnel were monitoring the proceedings.

But the card readers in the Oredo ward 7 were not
functioning well, so also in Ward 2, Unit 6 and
Ward 3 Unit 10 in Uromi Essan North-East Local
Government Area.

The same situation was observed in Etsako West
Local Government Area.

Voting and accreditation had commenced at Apena
ward 10,unit 11 and unit 13, and at Iyamho
Primary School.

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