Wikirise

Politics

INEC declares PDP’s Obaseki winner of Edo election

Gov. Godwin Obaseki
Gov. Godwin Obaseki

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the result of the election on Sunday.

ALSO READ >>  Sokoto LG poll: PDP candidate promises to prioritise healthcare, women empowerment

Obaseki of PDP polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the All Progressives Congress, who got 223,619 votes.

Rim-Rukeh, while declaring Obaseki winner, said the incumbent governor was returned elected after satisfying all requirements in line with the law.

ALSO READ >>  Prof. Jerry Gana, five others readmitted into PDP

Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Ize-Iyamu and 13 others.

Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.

ALSO READ >>  PDP vows to hand over party to youths for effective leadership – Secondus

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top