Breaking News! INEC Declares APC Candidate, Godwin Obaseki Winner Of Edo Governorship Election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has been declared winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

He defeated his main rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with 66,310 more votes.

Obaseki polled 319,483 votes as against Ize-Iyamu’s 253, 173 votes.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, who declared Obaseki winner, said he had met all conditions required to be returned as governor elect for the state.

Obaseki had claimed an early lead in the poll, but half way into the election, the tie had been evenly posed with results appearing to be likely to swing in either candidate’s direction.

With results for nine of the 18 local government areas in the state collated around 11am, Obaseki had won five LGAs and polled 142,424 votes as against Ize-Iyamu’s four LGAs and 136,808 votes.

The results for the remaining nine local governments, however, saw the APC candidates lead widen, paving way for his victory.

The collation and announcement of the result was not without incident.

Hundreds of PDP supporters held a protest at the INEC office in Benin where the exercise was taking place.

The protesters alleged that results from their areas were manipulated and that there results were cancelled in areas that were PDP strongholds. They called on INEC to suspend collation of result from the areas, including Esan North-East LGA.

The protesters were, however, dispersed by the police with tear gas as the protest became more heated.

Also, some agents, including that of KOWA Party, called for the cancellation of the result, with others, including the APC candidate urging them to go to court.

Also, PDP’s agent, Chris Agbonwanegbe, refused to sign the result sheet, saying it was “rehearsed and produced”.obaseki


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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Congratulations to him on winning such crucial battle………….
    Hope He transforms the state to a greater height more than that of Former Governor.
    Wish him all the luck.

  • chika bibian

    APC don use power of incumbent….

  • kayode akinsanya

    Congratulations to him

  • emekachilaka

    oya go chop your own

  • Emmanuel Silva Uzoma


  • I care less rigged or no rig…there are both mombo jombos

  • WillieBravo

    It was rigged. Everyone in Benin knows it. Make we dey look the coming days as things go play.

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    As expected,apc go rig

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Willie pro who u vote for


    Using federal power to win election….. Am in edo right naw.. Piple are proetsting…. Where i am… It ws said dat pdp won dis area only for piple ova here to hear dat apc won dis same area on tv…… Wen clear afta countin yesterda it ws pdp dat won

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Of course they knew it wl come to dt,and yet they re fighting corruption

    • WillieBravo

      Everyone knows it was rigged.

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That is a mystery

  • Olovo Obinna

    It’s just sad….if I were the other contestants, ,no need to go to court bcos our judiciary has already shown to us how weak n compromise they are….congratulations to mr obaseki…..i pity edo people

    • IG: Jiafid

      Dont pity just pray the man do the right thing to the state cos you dont know what he’s intentions are for Edo people

      • Olovo Obinna

        OK sir…I pray for Edo people

  • IG: Jiafid

    Congrats to Obaseki, i hope he make things right and perfect all Oshiomole has refused to perfect

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Hope so