BREAKING NEWS: Godwin Obaseki has emerged as the winner of 19 September Governorship election of Edo state

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of Edo state governorship Election 2020.

The Returning Officer in the election Prof. Agofure Rukeh of Federal University of Petroleum Technology, Efurun, returned Obaseki (under the People’s Democratic Party,  PDP) reelected after he polled 307,955 Votes to beat his closest opponent and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu who polled 223,619 votes.

The Returning Officer said having scored the highest number of votes in the election and met all constitutional requirements he declared Obaseki and his running mate Philip Shuaibu reelected as governor and deputy Governor respectively.

The Returning Officer also said 557,443 persons were accredited for the election.

Out of this figure 540,342 people cast their votes. However 12,835 votes were rejected for various electoral infractions.Fourteen political parties participated in the election.


1. Igueben LG

APC 5199,  PDP 7870

2. Oredo LG

APC 18,365,  PDP 43,498

3. Esan North East LG

APC 6,556,  PDP 13,579

4. Esan West LG

APC 7,189,  PDP 17,434

5. Etsako West LG

APC 26,140,  PDP 17,959

6. Esan Central LG
APC 6,719,  PDP 10,694

7. Ikpoba Okha LG

APC 18,218,  PDP 41,030

8. Egor LG

APC 10,202,  PDP 27,621

9. Uhunmwonde LG

APC 5,972,  PDP 10,022

10. Owan East LG

APC 19,295,  PDP 14,762

11. Owan West LG

APC 11,193,  PDP 11,485

12. Ovia North East LG

APC 9,907,  PDP 16,987

13. Esan South East LG

APC 9,237,  PDP 10,563

14. Akoko Edo LG
APC 22,963,  PDP 20,101

15.  Etsako East LG

APC 17,011,  PDP 10,668

16.  Etsako Central LG

APC 8,358,  PDP 7,478

17. Orhionmwho LG (Pators Osagie Ize-Iyamu LGA)

APC 10,458,  PDP 13,445

18.  Ovia South West LG

APC 10,636,  PDP 12,659


APC: 223,619

PDP: 307,955

Total valid votes: 537,407

Rejected votes: 12,835

Total votes cast: 550,242


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