Edo governorship poll holds Sept 10


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the Edo State governorship election for September 10.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole is serving out his second term.

INEC also said Ondo State’s governorship poll will hold on November 26.

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo yesterday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The defectors are from Etsako Central Local Government, where the embattled chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, hails from.

PDP has postponed till further notice its ward congresses fixed for yesterday because of a court injunction.

Speaking to reporters in Benin City, a chieftain of the APC, John Akhigbe, said more defectors are expected.

Akhigbe said: “Some of the defectors discovered they were in darkness and when light comes they have to leave and they found what the Comrade Governor is doing, things that they were told was never possible are now possible and they are happy. Many of us are happy; the leader of that group is one person PDP relies on to deliver Etsako for them but because of the step he has taken, I can tell you that between now and the next few weeks, more will defect.’’