Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki

Obaseki in early lead as collation nears completion

NEWS DIGEST – The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the ongoing governorship election is leading the poll with a comfortable margin.

Official results of 13 Local Governments so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has put the governor in pole position.

Although 14 political parties participated in the election, but the contest was believed to have largely been between the incumbent governor, Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.

SEE DECLARED RESULTS

1) Igwueme LGA

PDP 7,870

APC 5,199

Total 13170
Total votes cast 13,382

Election materials snatched in Ward 8, Unit 2

2) Esan North-East

APC 6,556
PDP 13579
Valid votes 20,369
Total votes cast 20,730

3) Esan Central

APC 6,719
PDP 10,794

4) Ipobo Okha

APC 18,218
PDP 41,030

5) Owombe

APC 5,972
PDP 10,022

6) Egor LGA

APC 10,202
PDP 27,621

7) Owan East

APC 19,295
PDP 14,762

8) Owan West

APC 11,193
PDP 11,485

9) Esan South-East

APC 9,237
PDP 10,565

10) Ovia North East

APC 9,907
PDP 16,987

11) Etsako-East

APC: 17,011

PDP: 10,668

12) Akoko Edo

APC- 22,963

PDP- 20,101

13) Esan West

APC – 7,189

PDP – 17,433