Obaseki wins Edo state election by a landslide

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Jubilations on Sunday greeted the declaration of Godwin Obaseki as the governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC following Saturday’s Edo State election

Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), secured 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas while Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 223,619 votes.

The governor won in 13 local government areas while Ize-Iyamu, his closest challenger, won in five.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on securing a second term in office.

In a statement issued on Sunday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said he is committed to free and fair elections because it is the bedrock of true democracy. He also urged Obaseki to celebrate in humility.

On his part, Governor Godwin Obaseki has commended the Edo people for his re-election. He described his re-election as “triumph over godfatherism”.

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