- INEC released election results of 13 local government areas of Edo state
- Governor Godwin Obaseki has won 11 leaving two for Ize-Iyamu
- The results from the remaining five local governments are being awaited
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The election results released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicate that the incumbent governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, is maintaining early lead over his main challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Legit.ng reports that the governorship election was conducted in the state on Saturday, September 19, as the INEC started announcing results of polls conducted across the state.
Channels TV reports that the results of 13 local governments have already been announced by the electoral commission with Obaseki clinching 11.
Five local governments’ results are still yet to be released.
A quick summation of the votes awarded to Obaseki in 13 local governments stood at 243,604, while Ize-Iyamu’s was 154,192.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Obaseki voted at Emokpae Model School, unit 19, ward 4 in Oredo local government area of Edo state alongside his wife Betsy Obaseki on Saturday, September 19.
Obaseki expressed confidence in winning the election and urged the electorate to remain steadfast while protecting their votes.
The governor also expressed disappointment in the way in which the poll is being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In another report, Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu in his (Obaseki)'s polling unit during the gubernatorial election.
Obaseki polled 184 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu secured 62 votes at the governor's unit. In unit 21, PDP got 53 votes while the APC polled 33 votes.
In unit 23, it was PDP that polled high with 101 while APC 32.
Meanwhile, in unit 24 of the same Oredo ward 4, PDP won with 94 votes, while the APC got 50 votes. In unit 25, PDP got 33 votes ahead of the APC that polled 22 votes.
In ward 2 unit 2, which is the area of former APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, PDP polled 109 while APC got only 40 votes.
Also, Philips Shaibu, Edo state deputy governor, on Saturday morning, September 19, cast his vote in his unit at Jattu, Etsako West local government area.
Shaibu, who is seeking reelection alongside his principal Governor Godwin Obaseki on the platform of PDP, voted at his Ward 11, unit 5, at about 10: 30 am amid loyalists.
The deputy governor expressed optimism about PDP winning the election, saying he is satisfied with the process.
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