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Edo 2020

How Obaseki Won Against Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu



By GWG Staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Sunday afternoon declared Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as the winner of the governorship election in Edo State.

Obaseki according to the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, who announced the total result of the election polled 307,955 votes as against the 223,619 votes polled by his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Obaseki beat the odds set against him by his erstwhile political godfather, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by aligning with other political stakeholders to project himself towards an epic electoral victory.

Obaseki won all six Local Government Areas in Edo South and Edo Central including Ize-Iyamu’s Local Government Area and pulled out only one of the six Local Government Areas in Edo North which is the base of Oshiomhole.

Ize-Iyamu won five of the Local Government Areas in the North.


1) Igueben LGA

PDP 7,870

APC 5,199

Total 13170

Total votes cast 13,382

Election materials snatched in Ward 8, Unit 2

2) Esan North-East

APC 6,556

PDP 13579

Valid votes 20,369

Total votes cast 20,730

3) Esan Central

APC 6,719

PDP 10,794

4) Ikpoba-Okha

APC 18,218

PDP 41,030

5) Uhunmwonde

APC 5,972

PDP 10,022

6) Egor LGA

APC 10,202

PDP 27,621

7) Owan East

APC 19,295

PDP 14,762

8) Owan West

APC 11,193

PDP 11,485

9) Esan South-East

APC 9,237

PDP 10,565

10) Ovia North East

APC 9,907

PDP 16,987

11) Etsako West LGA

APC 26,140

PDP 17,959

12) Oredo LGA

APC 18,365

PDP 43,498

13) Esan West

APC 7,189

PDP 17,434

14) Akoko Edo LGA

APC – 22,963

PDP – 20,101

15) Etsako East LGA

APC – 17,011

PDP – 10,668

16) Etsako Central LGA

APC 8,359

PDP 7,478

17) Orhiomwon LGA

APC 10,458

PDP 13,445

18) Ovia South-West

APC – 10,636

PDP – 12,659

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