Nigeria’s election umpire INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) has declared incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the Edo State gubernatorial election today.
Mr. Obaseki will return as the Governor of the state for a second term.
The results were declared by INEC on Sunday afternoon after the results were counted from all LGA’s on Saturday.
Obaseki had 307,955 votes, which was enough to be declared a clear winner over Ize-Iyamu’s 223,619 votes.
The highly elated Governor Godwin Obaseki appreciate the people of Edo State on Twitter. He wrote
I have just received the results sheet of the Edo governorship election from @inecnigeria, which provides details of the polls cast on Saturday. I appreciate Edo people for their support and unflinching resolve to reward our hard work.
Congratulations to all of us once more! pic.twitter.com/XADNaGrca6
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) September 20, 2020
What’s next for the opposition APC? Will they be contesting the results at the Tribunal?