The Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State in the ongoing election, Mallam Gani Audu, has declared that Edo is an APC state.
He also gave an assurance that Edo APC’s standard bearer, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu would emerge victorious.
Audu, a former Chairman of Etsako West Local Government Council, who is a current member of Edo House of Assembly, stated this at Unit 13, Ward 7, Ughiole Primary School, Aviele, Etsako West LGA in Edo North Senatorial District, after casting his vote at 11:11 a.m.
He described the turnout of voters as massive and impressive, being the first of its kind in the area.
Audu also urged the voters across Edo state to continue to give peace a chance.
He said there was violence in Ward 5, Agbede in the same Etsako West LGA, while adding that security agents were able to quickly restore normalcy, with voting continuing in the community.
The governorship election in Edo Central and Edo North Senatorial Districts witnessed heavy security and massive turnout of the electorate, with the weather being very clement and voting being done peacefully.
Our reporter who visited Eguare Primary School, Ekpoma, Esan West LGA in Edo Central senatorial district saw voters who conducted themselves peacefully, with many security personnel deployed in the area.
While at Unit 13, Ward 7, Ughiole Primary School, Aviele, Etsako West LGA in Edo North senatorial district, a security helicopter overflew the area around 10:02 am, to ensure that the election was devoid of violence and thuggery.
Besides the voters from Unit 13, Ward 7, other voters of Unit 14 in the same Ughiole Primary School, Aviele also performed their civic responsibility by voting for candidates of their choice.
A member of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Unit 13, Ward 7, Aviele, who simply identified herself as Miss Favour, described the election as peaceful, with the voters being orderly.