👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The Nigerian electoral commission has declared Governor Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the Edo State Governorship elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, stated that Governor Obaseki, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, scored 307,955 votes, to defeat his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu, despite gaining the support of a former Governor of Edo and a popular chieftain lost his Local Government Area to the incumbent Governor.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who is from Orhionmwon LGA, in 2016, lost was the candidate of the PDP, and he lost the election to Governor Obaseki, who at the time was a member of the APC.