The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who is the current governor of Edo state winner of the states gubernatorial election.
Recall that Obaseki had in a final campaign rally in Benin City, said that with the support of Edo people and the endorsements by over 100 groups in the state, he was certain of victory.
The results collated in 18 LGAs early Sunday, show that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 Local Government Areas of the state.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election.
Obaseki defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a total of 307,955. Ize-Iyamu, however, polled a total of 223,619.