Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has described the victory of Governor Godwin Obaeki and Deputy Governor, Phillip Shaibu as well deserved in the just concluded Edo gubernatorial election.
On Sunday afternoon, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced re-election of Obaseki as governor of Edo State. He polled 307,955 votes in Saturday’s governorship election to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 223,619 votes.
Obaseki, who is the incumbent governor of Edo State, won in 13 local government areas to secure his reelection for another term. Ize Iyamu won in 5 local government areas.
The PDP candidate won in Egor, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan South East, Esan West, Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Ovia North East, Owan West, Uhunmwonde, Igueben, Orhionmwon and Ovia South West LGAs.
Ize-Iyamu won in Akoko-Edo, Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West and Owan East LGAs.
Obaseki was declared winner and returned elected by the State returning officer at 2.45PM.
In a post on social media, Governor Makinde thanked the National Campaign Council for Edo State of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “ The victory is for the people of Edo State. #EdoNoBeLagos,” the governor tweeted.