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INEC Declares Godwin Obaseki Edo Governor-Elect

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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.

LGA

APC

PDP

AKOKO EDO

22,963

20,101

EGOR

10,202

27,621

ESAN CENTRAL

6,719

10,794

ESAN NORTH EAST

6,556

13,579

ESAN SOUTH EAST

9,237

10,563

ESAN WEST

7,189

17,434

ETSAKO CENTRAL

8,359

7,478

ETSAKO EAST

17,011

10,668

ETSAKO WEST

26,140

17,959

IGUEBEN

5,199

7,870

IKPOBA OKHA

18,218

41,030

OREDO

18,365

43,498

ORHIONMWON

10,458

13,445

OVIA NORTH EAST

9,907

16,987

OVIA SOUTH WEST

10,636 12,659
OWAN EAST

19,295

14,762

OWAN WEST

11,193

11,485

UHUNMWODE

5,972

10,022

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