BREAKING: Obaseki coasts to victory, to govern Edo for second term

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor of Edo State, has been declared winner of the September 19 gubernatorial election.

He garnered the highest votes in the electoral contest, securing 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state while Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 223,619 votes.

The Ravens gathered that the governor won in 13 local government areas while Ize-Iyamu, his closest challenger, won in five.

Total votes cast is 550,242 while the total number of valid votes in the election is 537,407, and rejected votes is 12,835.

Obaseki, who is incumbent Edo governor, is expected to officially begin his second term in office in November, 2020.

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