#EdoDecides2020: Journalists attacked at Oshiomhole’s polling unit for taking pictures

Two journalists covering the ongoing governorship poll in Edo State have been molested by thugs.

The incident took place at the polling unit of the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, at Ward 10 (Uzairue North East), Polling Unit 1 of Etsako West local government in Iyamho area of Uzairue.

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samson Adenekan, was slapped, manhandled and then briefly detained by the thugs for allegedly taking pictures and videos.

Mr Adenekan said he was trying to capture an ongoing voter inducement at the centre before him and one other reporter was accosted by the thugs about an hour after Mr Oshiomhole cast his vote.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how agents of the two major political parties- the APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – were found buying votes in the ongoing governorship election in Edo State. Read more...

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Created: 20/09/2020

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