Edo: APC, PDP Cross Swords

The people of Edo State, Nigeria, are voting in an election to elect their governor this Wednesday.

The election was to hold on September 10 but was postponed just 48 hours to D-Day; security agents claiming lack of readiness and NYSC members were withdrawn.

Although 19 candidates and political parties were registered for the election, only the candidates of the APC, Godwin Obaseki, and the PDP, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, are the real contenders.

Outgoing governor Adams Oshiomhole backs Obaseki. Many believe Ize-Iyamu will win.

There are fears that pockets of violence and other irregularities may lead INEC to declare the poll inconclusive, as it had done for most elections conducted in the country for the past year.


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