There are 14 Governorship Candidates vying for the highest office in the state, but the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are seen to be the main contenders in the race.
Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated that 1.72 million people are eligible to vote in the election while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate in the poll for failure to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Police reportedly restrict Governors, VIPs to hotels ahead of voting.
Reports have emerged that the Nigerian Police force has restricted the movements of Governors and Very important Personalities (VIPs) who arrived Edo State ahead of the commencement of the Governorship elections to hotels so as to prevent manipulation of the voting process.
However, the PDP has accused security agencies of harassing and targeting It’s Governors who had gathered in Benin ahead of the poll.