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In a few hours, residents of Edo will go to the polls elect the governor of their choice. Although 14 candidates are contesting the election, the race is between Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ahead of the election, newsmen who visited several areas in the state stated that people have ignored the use of face masks, among others, the impression is that Edo has put COVID-19 behind. At the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Aduwawa in Ikpoba Okha local government area, COVID-19 appeared to be the least concern as electoral officials throng to check the list of selected ad-hoc staff. At... Full story

19 September