Governor Godwin Obaseki has officially been declared the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
INEC’s Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, made the announcememt of Obaseki’s victory after polling the highest number of votes as mandated by the law.
The results collated in 18 LGAs early Sunday, shows that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 Local Government Areas of the state.
Obaseki, who is the PDP’s governorship candidate defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a total of 307,955.
Ize-Iyamu, however, polled a total of 223,619.