The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate has emerged winner after garnering majority of the votes collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, September 29.
Obaseki wins governorship polls
Obaseki won in 13 LGAs and defeated Ize-Iyamu of the PDP who came second in the polls.
According to INEC, Obaseki won in 13 Local Government Areas and defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second in the polls.
The PDP has already rejected the results after describing them as “fabricated and pre-determined”.
“The result by INEC has confirmed our statement less 48 hours to the election that the Edo State Governor was telling his party members and leaders that they have written the results of the election. Everything the PDP said is playing out," Edo PDP Chairman, Dan Orbih said on Thursday, September 29.
Ize-Iyamu has also rejected the results of the elections saying that a lot of manipulation has taken place.
“The Figures being announced by INEC do not represent the massive turnout. We have told our agents to bring all the results issued at the polling units. We do not want to rely on the messages they sent," he said.
The APC, in response described the PDP as a group of sore losers who should not expect to win elections in a state they ran down.
“This is just a case of a bad loser. It is a pity that the PDP expects to win in a state which it had run down,”Edo APC Chairman, Anselm Ojezua said.
INEC's final count shows that Obaseki won 319,483 votes as againstthe 253, 173 votes garnered by Ize-Iyamu.
Current governor, Adams Oshiomhole, an APC member, had earlier celebrated the conduct of the election saying that it was a sign that democracy had come to stay in the state.
See collated results for all LGAs below:
Owan West: APC: 12,862, PDP: 10,132
Egor APC: 26,177 PDP: 19,514
Esan North East APC: 9,130 PDP: 16,220
Igueben APC: 7,802 PDP: 7,560
Uhunmwode APC: 10,911 PDP: 8,667
Esan South East APC: 9,554 PDP: 11,466
Oredo APC: 37,612 PDP: 30,492
Orhionmwon APC: 15,262 PDP: 16,446
Esan West APC 13,114 PDP 16,311
Owan East APC: 21, 233 PDP: 12,889
Ovia North East APC: 17,561 PDP: 13,141
Esan Central APC: 9,781 PDP: 10,180
Etsako East APC: 18,078 PDP: 12,552
Etsako Central APC: 10,373 PDP: 8,827
Etsako West APC:29,199 PDP: 10,843
Ikpoba-Okha APC: 33,469 PDP: 26,096
Akoko-Edo APC: 24,545 PDP: 13,027
Ovia South-West APC:12,820 PDP:8,810
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