The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Governor Godwin Obaseki winner of the Edo State Governorship election held on Saturday.
Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, INEC’s Returning Officer, announced the total result of the election on Sunday afternoon.
Mr Obaseki, the incumbent, of the People’s Democratic Party garnered 307,955 votes to defeat Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress who received 223,619 votes.
Mr Obaseki won in thirteen of the eighteen Local Government Areas of Edo State, while Ize-Iyamu won in five.
The governor defeated Ize-Iyamu in his Orhionmwon Local Government by three thousand votes. While Mr Obaseki polled 13,445 votes, Mr Ize-Iyamu received 10,458.
Professor Rim-Rukeh declared Obaseki and his running mate Philip Shuaibu re-elected as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively after having scored the highest number of votes in the election and met all constitutional requirements.
According to the Returning Officer, 557,443 persons were accredited for the election. Out of this figure, 540,342 people cast their votes. However 12,835 votes were rejected.
Fourteen political parties participated in the election.
Here are the results as declared by INEC.
ESAN NORTH EAST
ESAN SOUTH EAST
OVIA NORTH EAST
OVIA SOUTH WEST