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INEC declares APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo election

INEC declares APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo election

Godwin Obaseki

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, has declared Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC, winner of Edo 2016 election.

He won the election with 319,483, followed by Pastor Ize-Iyamo (PDP candidate) with 253,173 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof, Kayode Soremekum , who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, declared Obaseki as winner, having scored the highest valid votes. Soremukum said there were 1, 900, 223 registered voters, while 662,039 of the registered voters were accredited with 613, 244 voters casting their votes in the election.

He said 582, 299 of the votes cast were recorded as valid with 30, 945 as rejected votes, saying the total percentage turned out was 32.74.

“I, Prof. Kayode Soremekun,as the returning officer of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, hereby states that election was contested in the state. ” Godwin Obaseki, having satisfied the requirements of the law, scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared winner and is returned elected,” he said.

OFFICIAL RESULTS DECLARED SO FAR ACCORDING TO INEC TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS  - 622,039

AA - 155

ACD - 1,350

ACPN - 3,184

APC - 319,483 (WINNER)

APGA - 876

ID - 99

KOWA - 75

LP - 182

NPPP - 125

NCP - 294

NNPP - 118

PDC - 1,289

PDP - 253,173TOTAL VOTES CASTS - 613,244

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