BREAKING: INEC declares PDP’s Obaseki winner of Edo election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State .

INEC ’s Returning Officer , Prof . Akpofure Rim -Rukeh , announced the result of the election on Sunday .
Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 307 ,955 votes to defeat his closest rival , Osagie Ize – Iyamu, of the All Progressives Congress, who got 223 ,619 votes.
Rim – Ruke , while declaring Obaseki winner , said the incumbent governor was returned elected after satisfying all requirements in line with the law .
Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard -bearer Ize -Iyamu and 13 others .
Obaseki was elected on APC ’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra -party squabbles.
SEE DECLARED RESULTS
1) Igueben LGA
PDP 7 ,870
APC 5 ,199
Total 13170
Total votes cast 13 ,382
Election materials snatched in Ward 8 , Unit 2
2) Esan North -East
APC 6 ,556
PDP 13579
Valid votes 20 ,369
Total votes cast 20 ,730
3) Esan Central
APC 6 ,719
PDP 10 ,794
4) Ikpoba – Okha
APC 18 ,218
PDP 41 ,030
5) Uhunmwonde
APC 5 ,972
PDP 10 ,022
6) Egor LGA
APC 10 ,202
PDP 27 ,621
7) Owan East
APC 19 ,295
PDP 14 ,762

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