Protests Trail Edo Governorship Election Result Announcement

Channels Television  
Updated September 29, 2016

Edo_ProtestersProtests have begun outside the off ice of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The protesters alleged that the results have been altered by the electoral commission.

Security officials have formed a barricade outside the INEC office to stall any breakdown of law and order.

Some of the protesters told Channels Television that what was being announced inside the hall is not a reflection of what transpired at the polling units.

INEC announced results of nine out of 18 Local Government Areas with the All Progressives Congress candidate winning in five while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has scooped the remaining four Local Government Areas.

The APC won in Owan West, Egor, Igueben, Uhunwomnde and Oredo local government areas, while the PDP polled more votes in Esan West, Orhiomwon, Esan South-East and Esan North-East local government areas.

The police have dispersed the crowd with tear gas and gun shots.