The D-day is finally here for the people of Edo State to determine the fate of the incumbent State Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 12 other candidates contesting for the State Governorship election after months of intense campaign across 18 Local Government Areas in the State.
Despite the fact that a total of 14 candidates are vying to rule the state for the next four years, Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu are strong contenders whom the spotlight would beam on the most.
Recall that Obaseki who is seeking re-election into office defected to the PDP after being disqualified from participating in the APC’s governorship primary.
Ize-Iyamu had also contested for the governorship election in 2016 under the PDP and defected back to the APC, where he won the party’s governorship ticket.
Ize-Iyamu has already cast his vote at about 9:25 am in his polling unit in Edo South senatorial district and as expected, he expressed optimism at winning the election.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday disclosed that about 483,796 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) were not collected, leaving 1,726,738 voters eligible to participate in today’s election.