Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at Ikpoba Hill, Edo State, in protest against official results of the governorship election so far released by the commission.
The electoral umpire before going on a short recess on Thursday to resume at 12 noon, announced the results of nine, out of the 18 local government areas where elections held on Wednesday.
The results officially released by INEC showed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki, was leading in five LGAs with 142,424 votes while his PDP rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, won in four LGAs with 136,808 votes.
But the PDP supporters, who besieged the INEC office in their numbers ready for a showdown, accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of rigging the results in favour of his party, the APC.
The supporters, who blocked the road leading to the INEC office, are demanding the cancellation of results so far announced by the commission.
The police has released canisters of teargas to disperse the crowd. It is not clear how far that would go to douse the mounting tension as #EdoDecides.