…. Security agents should allow people to go out as long as they have their PVC cards with them, they should be allowed to move around the City only within Benin City so that they can go cast their vote.
The Special Adviser on media projects to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, speaking to newsmen on Edo Assembly polls voters turnout at his polling unit, at Uyiosa Primary School, Oredo Ward 1, Unit 71, said; “My first observation is that the turnout was not as high as the previous election but by and large the election has been very peaceful, very calm and the people have conducted their civic duties.
“Your guess is as good as mine, all the political parties apart from the one that the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the winner are contesting the election results, they are saying that the election was not free and fair and that they are not following the due process. That might have discouraged people from coming out to vote today.
“Imagine people who left their houses to come and vote, people have to vote through the night until the next day and then at the end of the day, the results that were announced were said not to be the results that the people voted in the field, so such developments would dampen the spirit of the people who made that sacrifice.
“So I suspect that might have affected the outcome of today’s election”.
Mr. Crusoe also said that security is also very important in general elections and that the Governor has issued instructions that the security agents should allow people to go out as long as they have their PVC cards with them, they should be allowed to move around the City only within the city so that they can go cast their vote.