Godwin Obaseki of People’s Democratic Party has been declared the winner of the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday.
“Godwin Obaseki of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner,” Johnson Alalibo, the chief returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, announced on Sunday afternoon.
Obaseki polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu-Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Despite the supports from godfathers, Mr Oshiomhole the former chairman of the APC and then governor of Edo State together with Jagaban Bola Tinubu, APC leader, former governor of Lagos; the APC candidate Ize-Iyamu was unable to win the APC former stronghold.
The PDP candidate won with a difference of 84,336 over APC’s Ize-Iyamu. Obaseki won 13 of 18 local governments in Edo State while Ize-Iyamu won in five local governments.
Below are the results by local government:
Igueben LG: APC 5199, PDP 7870
Oredo LG: APC 18,365, PDP 43,498
Esan North East LG: APC 6,556, PDP 13,579
Esan West LG: APC 7,189, PDP 17,434
Etsako West LG: APC 26,140, PDP 17,959
Esan Central LG: APC 6,719, PDP 10,694
Ikpoba Okha LG: APC 18,218, PDP 41,030
Egor LG: APC 10,202, PDP 27,621
Uhunmwonde LG: APC 5,972, PDP 10,022
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