May 6, 2021

Obaseki a winner, Izi-Iyamu loser-INEC

….APC agent refuses to sign result sheet


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election.

Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,.who scored 223,619 votes.

Total votes cast was 550,242 out of which 12,835 was rejected.

Obaseki was elected on the APC platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket to run for a second term owing to intra-party squabbles.

Meanwhile, the APC agent for the election refused to sign the final result sheet when called upon by Prof Rim-Rukeh.