Ohuan, Uhi, and Isi North/Uhunmwonde, Ward 3/Egor and Ward 9/Oredo, Ward 7/Etsako East, among others were some of the wards Punch monitored.
All party members who came wearing face masks were seen maintaining arm’s length physical distance as they waited patiently to cast their votes.
Thereafter, the members were asked to vote for the aspirants of their choice by raising their cards at the mention of the names of the three aspirants namely Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Dr Pius Odubu and Mr Osaro Obazee’s in that order.
The results would be taken to the local government collation centres where the sorting of votes for each of the three aspirants have started with the result sheets from the wards, as of the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, officials of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Police, and other security agencies were seen in some of the voting centres, observing proceedings from a distance.
There was also a heavy military presence in some strategic positions of the state.