Godwin Obaseki of All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate for the Edo State Gubernatorial Election, has been declared winner of the poll.
According to Channels Television reports, the returning officer for the election, Professor Kayode Soremilekun, announced the results with Obaseki winning with 319,483 votes, leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu polling the second highest number of votes with 253,173.
Others are: AA – 155; ACD – 1,350; ACPN – 3,184; APGA – 876; CPP – 226; ID – 99; KOWA – 75; LP – 182; NPPP – 125; NCP – 294; NNPP – 118; PDC – 1,289; PPA – 855; PPN – 112; SDP – 72; UPP – 431; YDP – 200.
The reports also have it that the PDP agent expressed strong reservation, referring to the result as a disappointment and refused to sign the final result sheet.
Also, before the announcement of the results, some protesters who had gathered at the INEC office alleged that the results have been altered by the electoral commission, saying that the number of votes from their respective polling units differ from what was being announced.