Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Edo gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9: 25 am.
Ize-Iyamu joined the queue at his polling unit located at Iguododo Primary school at about 9:20am before casting his vote at about 9: 25am.
Speaking to journalists after, Ize-Iyamu commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a peaceful conduct of the electoral process. He also lauded INEC for adhering to Covid-19 protocols.
“The process is good and going on smoothly; there is no thuggery and violence, the place is peaceful and calm.
“I am happy that INEC has a thermometer to check temperature and they also give out face masks to our people.
“We encourage our people to come out in batches so they can strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols of social distancing.”
The APC candidate however said he had not been able to get information about the conduct of the election across the state due to the poor network at his voting community.
But he remained optimistic. “I am confident of victory across the 18 LGAs of the State,” he said.