Voting has begun in the ongoing primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, organised by the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party, for the forthcoming governorship polls in Edo State.
Voting commenced at 4:24pm, with 677 accredited delegates casting their ballot papers, according to their respective local government areas.
Two aspirants – Johnson Agbonayima and Matthew Iduoriyekemwen – were cleared by the Sheriff group to contest the primary election.
But prior to voting, Agbonayima, who represents Egor and Ikpoba-Okha constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, announced his decision to step down for Iduoriyekemwen.
The lawmaker explained that he decision was in the interest of the party and the people of the state.
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