Obaseki of APC polls 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of PDP
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr
Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress(APC) winner of the Edo
governorship election held on Wednesday.
Obaseki polled 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie
Ize-Iyamu, of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), who scored 253,173 votes.
The Returning Officer, Prof, Kayode Soremekum , who is also the Vice
Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, declared Obaseki as
winner, having scored the highest valid votes.
Soremukum said there were 1, 900, 223 registered voters, while 662,039 of
the registered voters were accredited with 613, 244 voters casting their
votes in the election. He said 582, 299 of the votes cast were recorded as
valid with 30, 945 as rejected votes, saying the total percentage turned
out was 32.74.
“I, Prof. Kayode Soremekun,as the returning officer of the Edo
governorship election held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, hereby states
that election was contested in the state.
” Godwin Obaseki, having satisfied the requirements of the law, scored the
highest number of votes, is hereby declared winner and is returned
elected,” he said.(NAN)
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