Obaseki polls 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Godwin
Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) winner of the Edo governorship election
held on Wednesday.
Obaseki polled 319,483 to defeat his closest
rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the Peoples
Democratic Party(PDP), who scored 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.(NAN)

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