Results of the Edo Gubernatorial elections are beginning to filter in, with National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Chief John Odigie Oyegun failing to secure a win for his party in his polling unit.
The results from Unit 2 Ward 2 in Oredo Local Government Area, show that the APC scored 69 votes while the PDP scored 78 votes.
Below are a few of the Edo Poll results .
Ovia Northeast: Obarenren Unit four – APC 70, PDP 46
Unit three – APC 74, PDP, 50
Unit Six – APC 69, PDP 42
Unit two Aihuababekun – APC 153, PDP 57
Obazuwa – APC 80, PDP 47
Odighi unit 11 – APC 107, PDP 11
Unit 12 Odighi – APC 151, PDP 24
Okuen – APC 28 PDP 9
Odigueten – APC 137, PDP 60
Post election reports claim that at Oghara Primary School, Auchi, four persons sustained injuries as hoodlums attempted to snatch ballot box. Police arrested three persons including a woman.
Meanwhile the Independent National Electoral Commission have denied the reports of ballot box snatching and gunshots in some polling centres during the elections.
Gov. Adams Oshiomhole had earlier said he received a report that some thugs snatched ballot boxes at Opoji in Esan North-East Local Government Area during the election.
Oshiomhole also alleged that the suspected snatchers shot sporadically before taking away the ballot boxes.
The Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Mr Nick Dazang said:
“I just called Mr Solomon Soyebi, who is the National Commissioner supervising the election and has denied the allegation of gunshots and ballot box snatching at Opoji in Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state.”
On the reported accident involving a youths corps member serving with INEC, Dazang said he had not heard “any such sad news”, but promised to get back to our Correspondent “if there is anything like that’’.