Violent protests erupted in different parts of the state on Thursday. As early as 7am, the roads leading to the state INEC office were blocked by angry youths amidst chanting of ”All we are saying, give us democracy.”
Meanwhile, the PDP governorship candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has rejected the outcome of Wednesday’s election, saying the results were different from those collated at the polling units and declared at different wards.
The security men were forced to fire teargas and many gunshots to scare the protesters away from the vicinity of the INEC office.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday in his house in Benin City along with the Edo State PDP chairman, Chief Dan Orbihwhile the results were still being announced local government by local government, Ize-Iyamu accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with Adams Oshiomhole and security agencies to declared fake results.