Godwin Obaseki Declared Winner Of Edo State Gubernatorial Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced Godwin Obaseki as winner of Edo state gubernatorial election against his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

According to The Returning Officer of INEC, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh who announced the results, PDP polled 307,955 votes while APC got 223,619 votes.

Although 17 political parties fielded candidates for the election, it is a two-way race between All Progressives Congress and PDP.

Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.

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