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Oshiomole Declared Winner of Edo State Gubernatorial Election

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Just like we declared in our exit polls earlier, results of the Edo state governorship election   released at the INEC headquarters in Benin City, shows that the   incumbent governor, Comrade   Adams Oshiomole(ACN ) has   been re-elected. understands that Gov. Adams Oshiomole won in all eighteen local government council in the state.

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN ) polled a total of   477,478   votes, while   People Democratic Party PDP had 144,235 votes

Below are the results as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Akoko Edo ACN-29803        PDP-13,785                       

Egor      ACN 60,623       PDP 3,486                         

Esan North-East        ACN-13,068    PDP-12,478                       

Esan Central    ACN- 9,751     PDP- 6,758                        

Esan South-East        ACN-14,904    PDP-9,634                         

Esan West      ACN-13,499    PDP-13,282                       

Etsako Central           ACN-16,834    PDP-5,113                         

Etsako East     ACN-14,904    PDP- 9,634
Etsako West    ACN-44,962    PDP-5,920                         

Igueben          ACN 9,751      PDP-6,758                         

Ikpoba Okha   ACN-58,809    PDP- 6,505                        

Oredo   ACN-66,552    PDP-9,081                         

Orhionmwon    ACN. 26,163    PDP-8,716                         

Ovia North-East         ACN-26,835   PDP-5,4278                       

Ovia South-West        ACN. 15,150    PDP-7,229                         

Owan East      ACN-22,483          PDP-11,709                           

Owan West     ACN-15,150       PDP-7,229                      

Uhunmwonde   ACN-17,011   PDP-5,826                         

TOTAL ACN = 477,478         PDP =144,235     


However, the PDP has conceded defeat, as President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling the PDP, has sent a congratulatory message to the Comrade governor.

A Statement issued by Ruben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on media & publicity, reads:

'President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on his re-election yesterday for another term in office.'

'President Jonathan also commends the Independent National Electoral Commission, its personnel and the nation's security services for ensuring that the elections were free and fair in keeping with his administration's commitment to continually strengthening democracy in Nigeria through the establishment of a more credible electoral system.'

'The President   urges Governor Oshiomhole to receive the fresh mandate given to him yesterday by the people of Edo State   as an endorsement of his outstanding   performance in his first term and an expression of their desire for a continuation of his focused, purposeful and dynamic leadership.'

'He expects that the Governor will work even harder in his second term to justify the confidence in his leadership clearly expressed by the Edo State electorate yesterday and assures him that the Federal Government will continue to give all possible support and assistance for development in the state.'

'President Jonathan wishes the Comrade-Governor continued good health and a successful second term in the service of Edo State and Nigeria.'