Nigeria: Obaseki defeats rival Ize-Iyamu to win highly heated gubernatorial election in Edo State

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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

What’s next for the opposition APC? Will they be contesting the results at the Tribunal?

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