Obi wins Edo with a huge margin as Oshiomhole denies him victory in any of six LGAs in Edo North Senatorial District


The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi has emerged victorious in Edo State with a huge margin.

Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in distant third with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in second.

LP polled 331,163 votes, APC has 144,471 votes while PDP got 89,585 votes with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) recording 2,743 votes.

The Independent National Elecroral Commission’s (INEC’s) State Collation Officer for Edo, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, made the declaration in Benin, Edo State.

LP won the presidential election in 12 LGAs of Igueben, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Egor, Esan South-East, Esan West, Uhunmwonde, Orhionmwon, Ovia South-West, Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha and Ovia North-East, in Edo South and Edo Central.

APC won in six LGAs of Owan West, Owan East, Akoko-Edo, Etsako Central, Etsako West and Etsako East, all in Edo North Senatorial District, where a former National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, hails from.

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