Incumbent governor of Edo State, and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in yesterday’s governorship poll, Godwin Obaseki has emerged winner of the keenly contested election. With the final results of the remaining local government, Ovia South-West, announced a few minutes ago, Obaseki has defeated his major contender, Osagie Ize-Iyamu with 307, 955 as against the latter’s 223, 619 votes.
Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu in Ovia South-West by garnering 12, 659 votes to Ize-Iyamu’s 10, 636. With the total results declared, the governor defeated Ize-Iyamu with 84, 336 votes. In 2016, Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu with about 50,000 votes.
A breakdown of the results showed that Obaseki won in all 13 states while Ize-Iyamu won only five. And while Obaseki won the seven local governments in Edo South and the five local government areas in Edo Central and picking one local government in Edo North – Owan West local government area. Ize-Iyamu on the other hand, won in five of the six local governments in Edo North senatorial district. The declaration of winner is ongoing at the INEC headquarters in Ikpoba Hill, Benin.