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Breaking: INEC announces Obaseki winner of Edo Guber election

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, has announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State with total votes of 307,955 to defeat All Progressive Congress APC votes of 223,619.

The declaration was made after the announcement of total result of the just concluded Edo Gubernatorial election, although 17 political parties fielded candidates for the election, it is a two-way race between All Progressives Congress and People Democratic Party.

Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.


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