Edo Election Results: Obaseki starting strong
The Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, has recorded more votes from the results of the 13 Local Governments announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the moment.
Although 17 political parties have fielded candidates for the election, it is a two-way race between All Progressives Congress and PDP.
The current Governor Obaseki of PDP is running against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The Governor came to power at the platform of APC in 2016, however, moved to the PDP when he lost the bid to fly the party’s flag again due to intra-party squabbles.
The PDP scored 240,935 while APC had 154, 192 votes from the declared results in the 13 LGAs.
The Governor is leading Ize-Iyamu by a wide margin of over 80,000 votes.
The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.