EDO 2020 | Obaseki ‘Kills’ Oshiomhole, Hosa Okunbo, Ize-Iyamu with ‘One Stone’,  Gets 2nd Term

Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu
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By Ngozi Ekhator with additional report by NAN

Incumbent governor of Edo State and candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has wonSaturday’s governorship election held in the state.

With results from 18 of the 18 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaseki scored clear majority in 13 leaving his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  trailing with 5 councils.

With this result, Obaseki has equally emerged Edo’s Biblical David that used a single stoke to kill the tormenting enemy of the children of Israel, Goliath!

The modern day Goliath in the Edo situation are the former National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole;  the Benin billionaire and self-confessed sponsor of the APC candidate, Capt. Hosa Okunbo; and the party’s flag bearer, Ize-Iyamu.

Obaseki has killed the trio, politically speaking though, with just one stone, the last Saturday’s election!

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, announced Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru, Delta, as the Returning Officer, who then announce the results.

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He also said: “This is final stage of the election and I urge you to be calm, if you have any protest we will recognise you to speak,” he said.

The results as declared by the collation officers:

Igueben LGA

APC: 5,179

PDP: 7,870.

Esan North East LGA

APC: 6,556

PDP: 1,3579

Esan Central LGA 

APC: 6,719

PDP: 10,694

Ikpoba-Okha LGA

APC: 18,218

PDP: 41,030

Uhumwode LGA

APC: 5,972

PDP: 10,022

Egor LGA

APC: 10,202

PDP: 27,621

Owan East LGA

APC: 19,295

PDP: 14, 762

Owan West LGA

APC: 11,193

PDP: 11,485

Oredo LGA 

APC: 18,365

PDP: 43,498

Esan South East LGA 

APC 9,237

PDP 10,563

Ovia North East LGA

APC 9,907

PDP 16,987

Etsako West LGA

APC 26,140

PDP 17,959

Esan West LGA

APC 7,189

PDP 17,434

Etsako East LGA

APC 17,011

PDP 10,668

Akoko-Edo LGA

APC 22,963

PDP 20,101

Etsako Central LGA

APC 8,359

PDP 7,478

Orhionmwon LGA

APC 10,458

PDP 13,445

Ovia South-West LGA

APC: 10,636

PDP: 12,659

(NAN)

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