Violence and vote buying including intimidation today marred the governorship election in parts of Ovia South West council areas of Edo state
Despite the heavy security presence at Iguobazuwa ward 2 units 4, 3, 2, and 1, sporadic gun shot were allegedly fired into the air by some unidentified security personnel in a bid to aid ballot snatching by some suspected thugs.
Voting was temporarily halted as some youths in the area resisted further attempt of intimidation by the shooters.
Voters were seen scampering for safety just as some journalists deployed to the area were harassed
Arrival of military and other security agents at the polling centre restore calmness for continuation of voting
Though the excise was relatively peaceful at Iguobazuwa ward 1 unit 1, 2, 3 and 4, vote buying took centre stage as voter were induced with cash and roll of cloths.
The situation was not different at Usen ward 7 unit 1, and Okha ward 7 unit 10.