The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has expressed confidence in emerging victorious in the ongoing governorship poll in the state.

Ize-Iyamu expressed his optimism about the electoral process after casting his vote at 9:30 am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area.

The APC candidate expressed that he would win the election ”if the peaceful situation in his unit was the same everywhere.”

“The accreditation is very easy, I have done that and they gave me the ballot paper. Where the ballot box is placed is covered and that means you can vote with some level of privacy,” he said.

For the candidate of peoples democratic party, Godwin Obaseki, it was disappointment, he expressed dissatisfaction at the conduct of the ongoing governorship election


Obaseki, who voted at his Polling Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area (LGA), specifically faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for inadequate preparations because of slow card reader.

The Governor, who refused to be attended to as a VIP when he arrived the polling unit and went behind the queue, lamented he stayed on the queue for over 90 minutes.

He said: “I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election. I waited for one and half hour on the queue before exercising my franchise, it’s a bit disappointing.

“Giving that this is a sole day election, I expected better planning. Card readers were very slow and that’s the situation everywhere.”

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