[#EdoDecides2020]: Update: Obaseki Widens Lead After 16 LGAs Results Announced By INEC

There are 14 governorship candidates participating in the election, but the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are believed to be the top contenders in the race.

Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicated that 1.72 million people are eligible to vote in the election, while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate in the poll for failure to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party is cruising ahead of his APC counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as results from local councils were declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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According to the collated results of the governorship election announced in 16 LGAs on Sunday Obaseki is ahead with 281,851 votes.

APC’s Ize-Iyamu has 202,525.

The PDP candidate won in 11 councils, while Ize-Iyamu won in five, one of them being Adams Oshiomhole’s LG of Etsako West.

The results of the last two councils are being awaited. The councils are Orhionmwon and Ovia South West.

The Votes so far:

Esan West

APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434

Oredo

APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498

Esan South-East

APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,563

Etsako West

APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959

Ovia North-East

APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987

Owan West

APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485

Owan East
APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762

Egor
APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621

Uhunmwonde
APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022

Ikpoba Okha
APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030

Esan Central
APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,794

Esan North-East
APC – 6556
PDP – 13,579

Igueben LG
APC – 5199
PDP – 7870

 

Akoko Edo LG

APC : 22,963

PDP: 20,101

Etsako East LG

APC :17,011

PDP : 10,668

Etsako Central

APC : 8,359

PDP : 7,478

*Updated at 11.10 am

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