In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, September, 2020

Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Lock Horns In 12 Battleground LGAs In the present day

Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Lock Horns In 12 Battleground LGAs Today

Edo election

Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu

A minimum of 12 out of the 18 native authorities areas of Edo State will play a decisive function in Saturday’s (at the moment) governorship ballot as incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki, who’s the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, clashes with the main opposition All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Though 14 events fielded candidates for the ballot, observers have argued that the election could be a two horse race between the PDP and the APC.

In accordance with evaluation by Saturday PUNCH, the 12 battleground native authorities areas are Egor, Ikpoba/Okha, Oredo, Ovia North-East, Ovia South-West and Uhunmwode.

Others are Akoko Edo, Owan West, Owan East, Etsako East, Etsako West and Etsako Central.

Six out of the 12 battleground LGAs are situated within the Edo South Senatorial District the place each the incumbent and the main opposition candidate hail from.

Curiously, the Edo South Senatorial District has the very best variety of voters totalling 1,281,414 votes, based on the figures launched by the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee. This represents about 74 per cent of the whole voting populace which INEC put at 1,726,738.

Additional findings revealed that the remaining six battleground LGAs are situated within the Edo North Senatorial District the place the quick previous Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, hail from. The deputy governorship candidate of the APC, Gani Audu, additionally hails from Edo North.

Figures from INEC’s voter register present that Edo North Senatorial District has 564,122 voters.

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Nonetheless, the Edo Central Senatorial District which has 364,998 voters is predicted to be dominated by the PDP. In accordance with Saturday PUNCH findings, the Edo Central Senatorial District has been traditionally dominated by the PDP.

In the meantime, INEC put the variety of registered voters for the election at 2,210,534. Nonetheless, 483,796 PVCs weren’t collected, leaving 1,726,738 voters eligible to participate in at the moment’s election.

In accordance with INEC’s breakdown of the eligible voters with everlasting voter playing cards within the 18 LGAs, Akoko Edo has 115,343 voters; Egor has 158,817; Esan Central has 40,831;  Esan North-East has 66,790; Esan South-East has 58,802; Esan West has 83,467;  Etsako Central has 42,042; Etsako East has 67,715;  Etsako West has 128,188; and Igueben has 34,988.

Others are Ikpoba/Okha with 214,822; Oredo, 240,197; Orhionmwon, 102,739; Ovia North-East, 113,167; Ovia South West, 77,468; Owan East, 77,827; Owan West, 46,245 and Uhunmwonde 57,290.

In accordance with the delimitation of the state, elections could be carried out within the 2,627 polling items in 192 wards within the 18 LGAs of the state.

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Supply: The PUNCH

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