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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Edo Decides:Obaseki In Early Lead As INEC Releases Results


The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared the results of the Saturday governorship election in Edo State with Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in early lead, scoring more votes from 10 Local Governments as announced by INEC.

The election was conducted in 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State in192 Wards  and 2,627 polling units.

Godwin Obaseki of the PDP scored 162, 044 while his main challenger Pastor Osagie Ize - Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) garnered102, 498 votes from the declared results in the 10 LGAs.

Although, over a dozen political parties and candidates contested for the governorship seat yesterday but it was obvious even to the blind that the keen race has largely been between the incumbent Governor, Obaseki, and Ize-Iyamu.

Obaseki is leading Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by 59, 546 votes margins.


INEC 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) Ipobo Okha


APC 18,218

PDP 41,030

5) Owombe

APC 5,972

PDP 10,022

6) Egor LGA

APC 10,202

PDP 27,621


7) Owan East

APC 19,295

PDP 14,762

8) Owan West

APC 11,193

PDP 11,485

9) Esan South-East

APC 9,237

PDP 10,565

10) Ovia North East


APC 9,907

PDP 16,987


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