How Obaseki is cruising to victory in Edo governorship election

By Valentine Amanze

The flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the weekend governorship election in Edo State, and the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is cruising to victory going by results so far announced on Sunday afternoon.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning, started announcing results of the polls conducted across the state on Saturday.

However, Obaseki’s closest challenger is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the results already announced from 13 local government areas.

Obaseki, the candidate of the PDP, has won 11 out of the 13 council announced.

Results for five local governments are being awaited.

A summation of the votes awarded to Obaseki in 13 local governments stood at 243,604, while Ize-Iyamu’s was 154,192.

Below is a breakdown of the votes awarded to both main candidates in 13 local governments:

Esan West

APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434

Oredo

APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498

Esan South-East

APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,563

Etsako West

APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959

Ovia North-East

APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987

Owan West

APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485

Owan East

APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762

Egor

APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621

Uhunmwonde

APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022

Ikpoba Okha

APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030

Esan Central

APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,794

Esan North-East

APC – 6556
PDP – 13,579

Igueben LG

APC – 5199
PDP – 7870

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