The running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Edo governorship election, Philip Shaibu, lost the election in his Local Government, Etsako west, to the All Progressives Congress.
This is according to the official results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday.
The result showed that PDP secured 17,959 votes while APC polled 26,140 votes.
But PDP candidate, Godwin Obaseki, is in an early lead with over 70,000 votes.
A former governor of Edo State and suspended Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, is also from Etsako west.
Meanwhile, the electoral official reported that there were pockets of violence in the LG.
She also reported a case of ballot snatching in one of the wards and an alleged kidnap of an APC agent.
PDP agent at the collation centre called for the cancellation of election in the LGA, saying that “In Esako West, there is a case of over-voting. That should lead to cancellation, but the INEC officer added the votes up.”
No fewer than 1.72 million persons were eligible to vote in the September 19, Edo governorship polls.
However, only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs.
The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.
Meanwhile, battle is shifting to Edo North. Edo North comprises Etsako West, Etsako East, Etsako Central, Owan West and Owan East. These five local government areas comprise Edo North Senatorial district of Edo state. Information reaching our medium is that the rigging battle has shifted to this area.
Some alleged that Tony Kabaka is moving his boys to Edo North. Others say there is pressure from the APC to make INEC shift ground over the results being released to the public. The PDP leaders are calling for more mobilization of party agents to Eddo North. Their fear is that some of th party agents there may have ben compromised, hence they may give way.
Another group is saying the security officials are getting biased an turning away their faces from the seeming plans to change results. Tension is already building up in Edo North. All eyes are on Edo North as it is now the hotbed of plans to compromise the results of the election.
One Peter Destiny says: “#EdoDecides2020 Oshiomhole is rigging Edo North as we speak and the security personnel are biased, while senator Omo Agege is trying to rig Ikpoba Okha local government are where PDP dominated very well.”
Unu Amaro Kam Siri Kwado @AfamDeluxo says “There is no amount of rigging in Edo North that will make @GovernorObaseki not return to office. He is unstoppable. The good people of Edo State have spoken. Kabaka, Adams Oshiomhole and Bola Ahmed Tinubu should take their L in peace. It is game over”
Kola Ologbondiyan, the official spokesman of the @officialKolaO said: “We also have information on ploys been undertaken to replace results in Fugar and other adjoining local governments all in Edo North.”