BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.

Obaseki garnered a total of 307,955 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who recorded a total of 223,619.

INEC’s Returning Officer for the Edo election declared that Obaseki having polled the highest number of votes as required by law is returned elected.

A perusal at the result showed that of the 18 Local Government Areas, the PDP won in 15 while the APC led in three.

Below is the details of the results polled by the APC and PDP according to Local Government Areas as declared by INEC.

  1. Igueben-

APC-5,199

PDP-7,870

  1. Esan North East

APC- 6,556

PDP-13,579

  1. Esan central

APC- 6,719

PDP-10,694

  1. Ikpoba OKHA

APC-18,218,

PDP-41,030

  1. UHUNMWONDE-

APC-5,972

PDP-10,022

  1. Owan East

APC-19,295

PDP-14,762

  1. Owan West-

APC-11,193

PDP-11,485

  1. Etsako West

APC 26,140

PDP 17,959

  1. Ovia North East-

APC- 9907

PDP16,987

  1. Esan South East

APC- 9237

PDP- 10565Egor

  1. Egor

APC 10,202

PDP 27,601

  1. Oredo

APC-18365

PDP-43,498

  1. Esan West

APC 7189

PDP 17457

  1. Akoko Edo

APC-22,963

PDP-20,101

  1. Etsako East.

APC-17,011

PDP-10,668

  1. Etsako Central

APC 8,359

PDP 7,478

  1. Orhionmwon

APC-10 458

PDP-13,445

  1. Ovia South West

APC 10,636

PDP 12,659

Total

APC- 223,619

PDP- 307,955

Difference – 84,336

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