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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