The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the Edo State governorship election.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election in Benin City on Sunday.
He said All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu polled 223,619 votes, while PDP’s Obaseki got 307,955 votes.
Although 17 political parties fielded candidates for the election, it was a two-way race between APC 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 crisis.