OBASEKI WINS EDO GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION 2020

NEWS - Posted on: 20th Sep. 2020 at 5:53PM
The incumbent governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has been reelected for a second term under the People's Democratic Party, PDP.

According to INEC official statement through Johnson Alalibo, the chief returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, “Godwin Obaseki of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner.”

Mr Obaseki won in 13 of the 18 Local Governments giving him a total of 307,955 which represents more than 25% and 2/3rd of the total votes cast as the constitution required to be declared winner.

Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 223,619 votes, coming second in the election.

Mr Obaseki has won his first election in 2016 as flag bearer of the APC, with much influence of Adams Oshiomhole, who was his predecessor. Mr Ize-Iyamu was then the candidate of the PDP. This time, they switched parties after much conflict and disagreement between Oshiomole and Obaseki which also led to many APC party members moving to the PDP along with Obaseki. Ize Iyamu had also left PDP for APC because he was the favourite of Oshiomole to be Governor of Edo state. His plans however did not work out as as PDP summoned all it big wigs including Gov Wike of Rivers state to lead the machineries to ensure their party wins.

Obaseki is now returned as Governor. APC again has lost another state due to their internal party conflicts which were not resolved amicably.

Pastor Ize Iyamu has however congratulated Obaseki for his victory. President Buhari has also called Obaseki to congratulate him.

Posted by: Emdee David

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