Mr. Godwin Obaseki has been re-elected as the governor of Edo State for another term of four years.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Saturday’s governorship election polled a total of 307,955 votes to defeat his main challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who got 223,619 votes.
Obaseki won in 13 LGAs including Oredo, where he hails from while Ize-Iyamu won in five.
Co-incidentally both men battled it out in 2016 with Obaseki, the then flagbearer of the APC emerging victorious after defeating Ize-Iyamu who was the PDP candidate with over 200,000 votes.
Governor Obaseki had earlier extended his wide lead on Sunday after the result of Orhionmwon Local council, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s home council was declared by INEC.
Obaseki, the PDP candidate, unexpectedly beat Ize-Iyamu at home.
While he got 13,445 votes, Ize-Iyamu got 10,458, a margin of almost 3000 votes.
He now had 295,296 votes as against Ize-Iyamu’s 212,983 votes.
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