The All Progressives Congress(APC) Candidate, Godwin Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election.Meanwhile, PDP has rejected the election results.
According to some eye witness:
“If you go by the results that were announced at the polling units and wards across the state, it shows that PDP would have won by over 30,000 votes.
“What INEC is announcing is clearly different from what we got from our agents and independent observers in the 192 wards and over 2,000 units across the state.
Well Godwin Obaseki of (APC) has been declared the governor elect of Edo state, following the conclusion of electoral proceedings.
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 (PDP)
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 253173 respectively.
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.
According to the NAIJ.com team that has been on ground in Benin to bring minute-by-minute reports regarding the election results.
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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.
With one more local government to go, APC has 306, 663 while PDP has 244363.
APC: 24, 545
PDP: 13, 027
Results for 16 local governments have been announced, with the APC amassing a total of 282,118 votes while PDP got 231,336 votes.
Registered Voters – 260965
Accredited Voters – 65348
With the reports from Etsako West the APC now has 248,649 while PDP has 205,240 votes, the two parties separated by 43,409.
Following reports from 14 local governments, APC has 219,450 votes while PDP has 194,397. There are 4 more local governments to go.
Total Valid Votes: 30,858
Total Votes Cast: 31,914
Rej Votes: 1,056
After 13 local governments, the APC has come up with 201,372 votes, while PDP came up with 181,845.
Total Valid Votes: 20,211
Total Votes Cast: 21,364
R- Votes: 1,153
After 12 local governments, APC has 191,591 votes while PDP has 171, 665
Total Valid Votes: 19,538
Total Votes Cast: 19,907
PDP 12, 889
Out of 10 local governments, APC has 159,985 votes while PDP has 149,949 votes
Ovia North East
APC: 17, 561
PDP: 13, 141
Police disperse protesters angry over the results obtained from Oredo local government.
Some aggrieved party members are reportedly protesting at the INEC office in Edo state.
A one hour break has been proposed by the chief returning officer. The announcement of results are to be continued at noon.
Out of 9 local governments we have APC – 142,424 and PDP is 136, 808
Results for Esan West is as follows:
PDP 16, 311
Esan West is next.
After 8 local governments, APC has a total of 129,310 votes while the PDP has 120,497 votes.
APC 15, 262
PDP 16, 446
Calls for cancellation of election results in Oredo stirs debate
Commotion takes the room following some arguments about votes that were cancelled.
Sirens blaring in the background, security is at its most heightened state, some more local governments are yet to arrive.
After 7 local government, the results stands at 114,048 for APC and 104,051 for PDP
Oredo local government area is next.
APC 37, 612.
PDP 30, 492
Total Valid Votes: 69,401
Total Votes Cast: 73,712
6 / 18 LGAs announced
APC – 76,436
PDP – 73,559
10:02am Colation officer for Esan South East takes the floor
Registered voters 66698
Accredited voters 22522
After the first 5 results….. APC 66882, PDP 62093
APC: 10, 911
Accredited Voters : 21,927
Total Valid Votes: 15,506
Total Vote Cast: 16,086
APCNigeria : 26,177
PDPNig : 19,514
Registered Voters: 184,296
Accredited Voters: 49,802
9:35 Questions raised over cancelled vote
Esan North East
Total Valid Votes: 25,747
Total Vote Cast: 26,944
Colation officer for Esan North East takes the stage
APC 12, 862
PDP 10, 132
Registered Voters: 54,406
Accredited Voters: 24,487
Official from Owan West LGA kick starts the announcement process.
9:08am: INEC begins proceedings to announce the election results.
The voting in Edo state was concluded on Wednesday, September 28, with many going all out to support their preferred candidates.
Following conclusion of voting on Wednesday, INEC has said that there are no results yet, informing that collation of results for the governorship election would begin today, September 29.
It was gathered that the decision to commence the collation today is in connection with the late arrival of results from the 18 local government areas.
The Edo election has been tagged two horse race between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), though nineteen candidates are vying for the ticket to the Government House.
Edo state has a total of 1,925,105 registered voters; 192 Registration Areas (RAs); 2,627 Polling Units (PUs); and 4,011 Voting Points (VPs).
Shortly after conclusion of elections in all parts of Edo state, some unofficial results began to trickle in, with the PDP taking an initial lead, and the APC taking over somewhere midway.
Reports suggested that after collation of 727 Polling Units out of 2,672 Units in Edo state, APC has a total of 69,196votes while PDP has 75,088votes; with over 13000 rendered invalid.
A total of 25,000 police officers were deployed across the state to ensure peace and security during the polls, while 44 observer groups were accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as election monitors.