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

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