Edo Poll: Obaseki Maintains Lead As INEC Declares Results in 12 LGAs

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Edo Poll: Obaseki Maintains Lead As INEC Declares Results in 12 LGAs

The Edo State governor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturday, September 19 election in the state, Godwin Obaseki, is leading his close rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with about 50,000 votes, according to results so far announced by the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The PDP candidate is leading his All Progressive Congress, (APC) rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, by a wide margin.

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In Esan South-East LGA for instance, while PDP polled 10, 563 votes, APC scored 9, 237 votes.

The result from Esan Central put PDP at 10,963 as against the 6,719 votes by APC.

The situation is not different in Igueben the LGA of the former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Tom Ikimi, where PDP polled 7,870 votes, leaving APC with 5,199 votes.

In Esan North-East of Uromi, PDP scored 13,579 and APC had 6,559 votes.

Another major upset for the APC is the result from Uhumwonde in Edo South Senatorial District, from where the Edo Progressive Movement,(EPM), a pressure group that superintended the exit of Obaseki from the party, emanated.

While APC garnered 5,972 votes from the council, Obaseki’s PDP had 10,022 votes.

From the five LGAs above, PDP is leading its rival APC with a wide margin of 19, 313 votes.

The results, especially from the Esan speaking area of the state, confirmed that the late Chief Anthony Anenih’s enclave remains traditionally PDP.

In Edo politics, the battlegrounds have always been Edo South, with seven LGAs and Edo North which has six LGAs.

While Edo south is hundred per cent Bini, Edo North is a mixed bag of Etsako, Owan, Akoko Edo and the Uneme clan, all coming together to form the Afemai.

See below:

Owan East

APC 19,295

PDP 14,762

Egor LGA

APC 10,202

PDP 27,621

Esako S/South

APC 9907

PDP 16987

Oredo LGA

APC  18365

PDP  43498

Esan West

APC  7189

PDP  17434

Ovia North East

APC 9907

PDP 16987

IGUEBEN

APC 5199

PDP 7870

IKPOBA OKHA

APC 18218

PDP 41030

UHUMWONDE

APC 5,972

PDP 10,022

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