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Nigerians elect governor in pandemic’s first poll

BENIN: Nigerians in the southern state of Edo braved the coronavirus and voted on Saturday to elect a new governor in the country’s first poll since the start of the pandemic.
The vote was held as Nigeria struggled to contain the spread of the virus which has so far infected some 57,000 people and claimed almost 1,100 lives.
More than 1.7 million voters in Edo were expected to elect a new governor amid heavy security, with police officers and soldiers screening vehicles on major roads. Voting began in most polling stations around 9:30 am (0830 GMT), one hour behind schedule due to late arrival of election personnel and materials. (AFP)

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