Reports reaching us from the online media reveals Godwin Obaseki is leading in the highly contested governorship election in Edo State
Collation of votes was still on this morning – as of 1a.m. – in the Edo State governorship election.
The Independent National Elect0ral Commission (INEC), which said the state collation would begin today, was yet to announce the results, but from unofficial but credible sources at the local governments collation centres, The Nation learnt that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was leading.
Its candidate is Godwin Obaseki.
The party was said to be leading in four out of Edo North’s six local governments – Akoko Edo, Owan East, Owan West and Etsako West, home of Governor Adams Oshiomhole. There were no hints about Etsako Northeast and Etsako North Central. In Edo South, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was leading in Orhionwon where its candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu hails from. It is also the home of Deputy Governor Pius Odubu. Also in Edo South, APC was leading in Oredo, Egor, Ilepoba/Okha and Uhunmode. In Ovia Northeast and Southwest, the situation was unclear as of the time of going to the press.
In Edo Central, PDP was leading in Esan West, Esan Central, Esan Northeast and Esan Northwest. In Igueben, former Foreign Minister and PDP chieftain Tom Ikimi’s local government, the APC was leading. Here are some details from Oredo Local Government: