Edo Election: Obaseki Blazing the Trail in Governorship Race

Godwin Obaseki the sitting governor of Edo state leaped into  unassailable lead as the Independent National Electoral Commission in Edo on Sunday commence announcement of results of polls conducted across the state on Saturday.

Already, results of 13 local governments out of 18 have been announced by the electoral umpire with Obaseki, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), clinching 11 and Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, flagbearer of APC cornering 2.

Meanwhile the results for the remaining five local councils are still being awaited.

An overview of the votes awarded to Obaseki in 13 local governments stood at 243,604, while Ize-Iyamu’s was 154,192.

 Below are breakdown of the votes awarded to the two front runners in the 13 local governments released

Esan West

APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434

Oredo

APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498

Esan South-East 

APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,563

Etsako West

APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959

Ovia North-East

APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987

Owan West

APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485

Owan East

APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762

Egor

APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621

Uhunmwonde 

APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022

Ikpoba Okha 

APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030

Esan Central

APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,794

Esan North-East

APC – 6556
PDP – 13,579

Igueben LG

APC – 5199
PDP – 7870

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