The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was defeated in his local government, Orhiomwon by Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Independent National Electoral Commission announced that the APC polled 10,458 votes while PDP got 13,445 votes in Orhiomwon.
Ize-Iyamu hails from Iguododo in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
Earlier, the deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu, lost the election in his local government, Etsako West, to APC.
INEC’s result from Etsako West showed that PDP secured 17,959 votes while APC polled 26,140 votes.
No fewer than 1.72 million persons were eligible to vote in the September 19, Edo governorship election. However, only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs.
The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.
Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414; Edo North with 564,122; whilr Central senatorial district has 364,998.
Edo South has seven council areas, the North has six, while Central has five Local Government Areas.
Although 17 political parties fielded candidates for the election, it is a two-way race between APC and PDP.