• PDP GOVERNOR'S LIVES IN DANGER IN EDO
  • Edo election: PDP raises the alarm over alleged threat to govs’ lives Published September 18, 2020  FILE: A cross section of PDP governors in Edo ‌ John Alechenu, Abuja   The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has raised the alarm over the harassment of governors of the party in Benin, Edo State by the police. He said information available to the party indicated that the party’s governors were being harassed at the West End Hotel, Benin City where they are currently staying. Secondus said this at an emergency press briefing, in Abuja, on Friday. He said, “We have information that governors of the APC, including the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege are staying at the house of the former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshimohole. [READ ALSO] Visa ban: Your judgment unjust, unacceptable, Kogi writes US “But our own governors who are staying at the West End Hotel in Benin City are being harassed by policemen. “The Policemen have surrounded the hotel and their lives are in danger. We call on IGP to ask the police to leave the place because their lives are in danger. “If APC governors are in Benin, the PDP governors should be in Benin. Our governors would remain in Benin, no one can intimidate us. “We are bringing this to the attention of the international community. Elections must be free elections must be allowed to hold. Also speaking at the event, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said “there can’t be two separate rules.” DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON   More in EDO POLL  Don’t wait at polling units after voting, police tell Edo voters    Edo election: International community watching us, INEC warns officials    Edo 2020: NSCDC deploys additional 1,998 officers    Edo 2020: Your political lives in danger if APC wins, Wike tells PDP leaders    Edo 2020: God should let me lose if… – Obaseki Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Twitter: @MobilePunch, BBM: C003D3DC0 Share your story with us: SMS: +2349090060943,Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Email: FOREX , BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER: DO YOU NEED THE SERVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL FOREX, BITCOIN and BINARY TRADER TO HELP YOU TRADE YOUR ACCOUNTS FOR WEEKLY 20% PROFIT?....Click here for details: www.betaforex.org WhatsApp us : +2348030797998 PrivateProperty.com.ng - Your Nigeria Property Search.  Property For Sale: Houses | Apartments | Land |Commercial  Property For Rent: Houses | Apartments | Commercial  EDO ELECTION ‌ ‌ Subscribe to Punch News Alert Email Address *  3 Comments NEXT ARTICLES  Don’t wait at polling units after voting, police tell Edo voters  Edo election: International community watching us, INEC warns officials METRO PLUS  Two Rivers pastors arrested for raping corps member  Kano housewife nabbed over alleged murder of stepson  Cross River landlord sets tenant ablaze over N11,000 rent  Ondo Amotekun arrests herdsman, 65 cows for destroying farms  Mentally-ill man kills mother, two children in Anambra  Mourners feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river SPORTS  Osimhen, Troost-Ekong, Simy begin Serie A battles  Ndidi defensive role not permanent –Rodgers  Iwobi returns after injury  I left Bulgaria after racist abuse – Solomon-Otabor  Sparta confirm Okoye’s invitation for Eagles’ friendlies  Neymar to lead Brazil in World Cup qualifiers Classic version © 1971-2019 The Punch newspaper  6'  ‌ EDO 2020 Don’t wait at polling units after voting, police tell Edo voters Published September 18, 2020   FILE: Media briefing on security arrangement for the September 19 Edo Governorship Election by the coordinating DIG, Adeleye Oyebade, and other members of the inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security on Thursday, September 18, 2020 (Photo: NPF) ‌ Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigeria Police Force has asked the people of Edo State to return home immediately after voting rather than wait for the counting of the ballot. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Oyebade, who is to coordinate election in Edo State, said this on ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on NTA on Friday. He said, “It is better to come, do what you want to do, and go home; because some people will be kept behind bars and we will do proper investigation and diligent prosecution of offenders that we will apprehend.” Oyebade said aides to VIPs had been withdrawn until after the poll. READ ALSO: FG apologises for asking all bank, other account holders to re-register He said the police would remain neutral during the exercise and vowed to arrest any political thugs. Oyebade said movement remained restricted and advised any traveler planning to pass through Edo State to take an alternative route. The DIG urged the candidates who signed the peace accord to make sure that they abide by the terms of the agreement. However, the Manager, Training, YIAGA Africa, Paul James; said people were free to remain within the polling units to monitor their votes, adding that this would ensure the integrity of the election. He, therefore, urged the police to let people remain within the polling units after voting. Usually, voters wait at polling units after casting their ballots and take part in the counting of votes to ensure that there is no rigging. More in EDO POLL  Edo election: International community watching us, INEC warns officials    Edo 2020: NSCDC deploys additional 1,998 officers    Edo 2020: Your political lives in danger if APC wins, Wike tells PDP leaders    Edo 2020: God should let me lose if… – Obaseki    Commission sends monitors to observe Edo polls Contributing to the debate on the programme, the Director, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Nick Dazang, said the commission had introduced a dedicated online portal known as ‘INEC Result Viewing’ that will enable Nigerians to view results from polling units in real-time on election days. He said the system was tested during the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election last month and it worked fine. The INEC director said, “But what we have done is that you can do that (monitor) electronically. We have set up a portal that will be open tomorrow. All you need to do is to log into that portal and you can view real-time the outcome of the voting of all the polling units in Edo State. “In Edo, we have made provision for not less than two million people to view it simultaneously without any glitches.” The INEC official said voters must come to polling units with their face masks. He, however, warned persons wearing face masks that bear the logos of political parties not to come to polling units. Dazang stated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, card readers would be disinfected after each use. He further stated that provisions had been made for voters to wash their hands before and after casting their ballot. 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This is according to a document obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission titled, ‘Delimitation of Edo State’. The document shows that the identified ineligible voters in Edo failed to collect their Permanent Voter Cards. The document further showed that as of August 2018 there are 2,210,534 registered voters in the state, However, only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs. READ ALSO: WTO retains Okonjo-Iweala, drops three candidates It also indicated that the election will hold in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units. A further breakdown of the registered voters shows that male accounts for 1,159,325 (representing 52 per cent), while 1,051,209 (48 percent) are female. Similarly, from the total registered voters, the youth (18 – 35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338); Middle Aged (36 – 50 years), 29.1 per cent (643,551); and Elderly (51 – 70 years) has 15.99 per cent (353,508). Eligible voters classified as the Old (70 years and above) account for 4.89 per cent (108,137). According to the number of collected PVCs, Oredo zone has 240,197; Ikpoba-Okha, 214,882; Egor, 158,817; Etsako West, 128,188 and Akoko Edo, 115,343. Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414; the North with 564,122; and Central senatorial district has 364,998. Edo South has seven council areas, the North has six, while Central has five Local Government Areas. 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  • vule7 on 19 Sep '20 - 07:16am
    Edo people should take time if not if anything happens to governor River State I will not hear am sorry
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  • marghi7 on 19 Sep '20 - 07:24am
    thanks for the update
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  • idealic on 19 Sep '20 - 07:24am
    hmmm i wish them success in the election
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  • luwas on 19 Sep '20 - 08:09am
    thanks for the information keep updating us
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  • yungicezcleff on 19 Sep '20 - 08:45am
    thanks for the information
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  • ayokoyoungest on 19 Sep '20 - 09:05am
    thanks for the updates
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  • bolatito on 20 Sep '20 - 06:16am
    thanks for the update
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  • gawirnan1987 on 20 Sep '20 - 01:51pm
    good update thanks
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