Assembly poll: Gov. Obaseki, wife, vote in Oredo,Edo state


Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, alongside his wife, Besty, on Saturday, cast their votes at about 10:08 a.m. and 10: 07 a.m. respectively in Oredo Local Government Area of the state .

The governor voted at Ward 4 polling unit 19, Emokpae Primary School.

The governor, who was in company with his wife, arrived the polling unit at about 10:04 a.m.

Obaseki told newsmen shortly after voting that the peaceful and fast voting process at his unit, was due to the conduct of only one election in the state.

“There is no voter apathy because the ballot boxes are already full, we have only one election in the state, so the process is fast.

“The APC candidates did enough campaign before today, so I believe that voter participation will be higher than that of Feb. 23,” he said.

He said the state had provided enough security to ensure that the State House of Assembly Election process went on smoothly.

Some of the voters at the governor’s polling unit lauded the peaceful conduct of the process, noting that they were also  impressed by the fast process.

Electoral materials arrived the units before 6:30 a.m. while accreditation and voting started by 8 a.m.


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