Godwin Obaseki has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 10 gubernatorial election in Edo state.
Obaseki beat 11 other candidates who contested in the primary election held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State, on Saturday, June 18.
The results were announced on Sunday by the leader of the APC national delegation who conducted the election and Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.
According to him, Obaseki scored 1,618 votes to defeat his 11 opponents. There were a total of 2771 delegates at the event.
Other aspirants include the incumbent Deputy Governor Pius Odubu, who polled 471 votes; former Minister of State for Works, Chris Ogiemwonyi, 137 votes; Ken Imasuagbon, 247 votes; a former governor of the state, Osariemen Osunbor, eight votes and Ebegue Amadasu, who also polled eight votes.
Others are Charles Airhiabvere, a retired major general, 11 votes; Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula, 10 votes; Austin Emuan, seven votes; Blessing Agbomhere, fives votes, and the only female aspirant, Tina Agbarha, three votes.