Edo 2020: Obaseki leads in 9 council areas

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Election results from 10 local government areas declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that the incumbent governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won in nine.

The contest is a straight fight between Obaseki and Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) although 14 political parties participated in the exercise which was held yesterday amidst tense atmosphere.

The PDP scored 162, 044 while APC had 102, 498 votes from the declared results in the 10 LGAs.

Obaseki is leading Ize-Iyamu by a wide margin of 59, 546 votes.

The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.

Results so far released show as follows

1) Igwueme LGA

PDP 7,870

APC 5,199

Total 13170

Total votes cast 13,382

2) Esan North-East

APC 6,556

PDP 13579

Valid votes 20,369

Total votes cast 20,730

3) Esan Central

APC 6,719

PDP 10,794

4) Ipobo Okha

APC 18,218

PDP 41,030

5) Owombe

APC 5,972

PDP 10,022

6) Egor LGA

APC 10,202

PDP 27,621

7) Owan East

APC 19,295

PDP 14,762

8) Owan West

APC 11,193

PDP 11,485

9) Esan South-East

APC 9,237

PDP 10,565

10) Ovia North East

APC 9,907

PDP 16,987

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