INEC declares Godwin Obaseki as Edo governor-elect

INEC declares Godwin Obaseki as Edo governor-elect

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Godwin Obaseki winner of the Edo State governorship election which held on Wednesday, September 28.

The returning officer, Prof. Kayode Soremekun made the announcement after the collation of results from the 18 Local Government Areas. Soremekun announced Obaseki winner with a vote of 319,483 as against PDP’s 253,173 pulled by Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

 Total votes cast was 613,244, the total valid votes was 582,299 while 30,945 votes were rejected. APC won 13 of the 18 LGAs including Akoko-Edo LGA, Ikpoba-Okha, Etsako West, Etsako East, Etsako Cenral, Owan East LGA, Ovia North LGA, Oredo LGA, Uhunwomnde,  Igueben LGA, Egor LGA, Owan West LGA.

The PDP won in Esan North Central, Esan West LGA, Orhionmwon LGA, Esan South East LGA, Esan North East LGA.

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