Incumbent governor of Edo state and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Godwin Obaseki got no vote at the polling unit of Adams Oshiomhole.
However, his All Progressives Congress (APC) opponent, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 1,201 votes at ward 10, unit 001, Uzairue northeast, Estako west local government area of the state, where Oshiomhole voted.
The relationship between the former national chairman of the APC and Gov Obaseki used to be solid until they fell out mid-way into the tenure of the governor.
Ize-Iyamu had been defeated by Obaseki in the last election in 2016.
Earlier when he cast his ballot, Oshiomhole had expressed satisfaction with the large turnout.
“Since 1999, this is the highest turnout that I have seen. Elderly women and men turned out impressively,” he said.
“The turnout showed that people have shown that they are ready for democracy. My only disappointment so far is that the machine is not working.
“The INEC officials have reported but they have not brought a new machine. This exercise is supposed to have a closing time. If they are doing this in my ward, it means that somebody wants to remove the number of voters here. But I have told them (voters) to stay here, they have a right to vote.
“Nobody should come here and be unable to vote because of INEC’s failure. I cannot believe that this is an ordinary error because before bringing the machine here, you should have tested it. I pray that INEC should be able to regularise them (the machines).”