Godwin Obaseki has been declared winner of the
Edo state election 2016.
Nineteen candidates vied for the ticket to the
Government House, however, the main contest was
seen between Godwin Obaseki of the APC and
Andrew Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party
There was a heightened sense of suspense in
Benin, even as final analysis of collations for the
Edo election was ongoing.
After collation from 17 local governments, a final
report from Ovia South West showed that the APC
had 12,820 votes while the PDP had 8810,
bringing the sum total of votes to 319, 483 and
According to statistics, the All Progressives
Congress comes up top with a difference of 66,310
votes, however, some analysts raised fears that the
election might take a new dimension if the number
of votes rejected across the LGAs becomes a thing
to take into consideration.
NAIJ.com team has been on ground in Benin to
bring minute-by-minute reports regarding the
In a final announcement by Professor Kayode
Soremekun the returning officer, the APC had
319,483 while the PDP had 253,173.
Professor Soremekun further informed that the total
valid votes was 582,299, with total votes cast at
613,244 and rejected votes at 30,945.
Analysis from the graph above shows that with the
situation within 17 out of 18 LGAs announced,
Obaseki will eventually come tops, even if he get
‘0’ in Ovia South-West, which is not theoretically
possible, as the gap is already 62,300 votes.
The official report by INEC is still awaited, and will
be announce shortly.
With one more local government to go, APC has
306, 663 while PDP has 244363.
APC: 24, 545
PDP: 13, 027
Registered Voters – 260965
Accredited Voters – 65348