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Edo election: Protest at INEC office as results are being announced

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Some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are protesting outside the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benin City.

The protesters alleged that the results being announced at the Collation centre were altered by the electoral commission officials.

Security officials have formed a barricade outside the INEC office to stall any breakdown of law and order.

INEC announced results of nine out of 18 Local Government Areas with the All Progressives Congress candidate winning in five while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has scooped the remaining four Local Government Areas.

The APC won in Owan West, Egor, Igueben, Uhunwomnde and Oredo local government areas, while the PDP polled more votes in Esan West, Orhiomwon, Esan South-East and Esan North-East local government areas.

The announcement was, however, trailed by protests over allegations of change of results by the electoral commission, which has led to barricade being formed by security officials.

The police have dispersed the crowd with tear gas and gun shots.

Collated results

  1. Owan West

APC: 12,862

PDP: 10,132

  1. Egor

APC: 26,177

PDP: 19,514

  1. Esan North East

APC: 9,130

PDP: 16,220

  1. Igueben

APC: 7,802

PDP: 7,560

  1. Uhunmwode

APC: 10,911

PDP: 8,667

6 Esan South East

APC: 9,554

PDP: 11,466

  1. Oredo

APC: 37,612

PDP: 30,492

  1. Orhionmwon

APC: 15,262

PDP: 16,446

  1. Esan West

APC 13,114

PDP 16,311

10. Etsako East

APC: 18,078

PDP: 12,552

 

 

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Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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7 comments

  1. Idahor Kennedy Enorense

    election rigging rigging rigging rigging

  2. David Osasenagaihama

    Nothing de happen, ebo eed ee no be so 2007 play back

  3. They fought a good contest, Non violent. We should accept the results and move on. Although I can see Lawyers ironing their Wigs and shining their shoes for tribunal.

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