Edo election: INEC begins collation of results
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Godwin Obaseki has been declared the winner of the Edo State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday.
Obaseki polled 319,483 votes out of 613, 244 votes cast on Wednesday. His closest challenger Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) got a total of 253,173.
The total valid votes cast in the election stood at 582, 299 while 30, 945 were rejected.
The agent of the PDP at the collation centre has refused to sign the final result.
OVIA SOUTH WEST LG
Total valid votes: 22,177
Rejected votes: 1,665
AKOKO EDO LG
Total valid votes: 37,946
Rejected votes: 1,684
IKPOBA OKHA LG
Total Valid Votes: 61,055
Rejected Votes: 3,826
OVIA NORTH EAST
Total Valid Votes: 31,415
Rejected Votes: 1,545
ESAN CENTRAL LG
Valid votes cast: 20,211
Rejected votes: 1153
ETSAKO WEST LG
Total Valid Votes: 40,611
Rejected Votes: 2,127
ETSAKO EAST LG
Valid votes cast: 30,858
Rejected votes: 1,056
ETSAKO CENTRAL LG
Valid Votes Cast: 19,358
Rejected Votes: 549
OWAN EAST LG
Valid votes cast: 34,599
Rejected votes: 1,523
The announcement of remaining results will resume at noon.
ESAN WEST LG
Total Valid Votes: 29,963
Rejected votes: 1,563
Number of registered voters: 87,867
Number of accredited voters: 31,866
Total valid votes: 32,213
Rejected votes: 1,788
Number of registered voters: 102,921
Number of accredited voters: 34,270
Total Valid Votes: 69,401
Rejected votes: 4,311
Number of registered voters: 273,614
Number of accredited voters: 74,076
ESAN SOUTH-EAST LGA
Total Valid Votes: 21,250
Rejected votes: 806
Number of registered voters: 66,695
Number of accredited voters: 22,522
Total valid votes: 19,971
Rejected votes: 1,759
Number of registered voters: 62,987
Number of accredited voters: 21,927
Total valid votes: 15,506
Rejected votes: 508
9:35: ESAN NORTH EAST
Total valid votes: 25,747
Rejected votes: 1,197
Number of registered voters: 74,293
Number of accredited voters: 27,121
9:30: EGOR LG
Total valid votes cast: 46,728
Rejected votes: 2,811
Number of registered voters: 184,296
Number of accredited voters: 49,802
9:20: OWAN WEST LG:
APC – 12, 862
PDP – 10, 132
Total votes cast: 23,290
Rejected votes: 1,002
Number of registered voters: 54,406
Number of accredited voters: 24,48
9:15am: INEC begins the announcement of results of Edo governorship election.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Sam Olumekun, says collation of results for the governorship election in the state would commence today.
Olumekun disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with a National Commissioner and two Resident Electoral Commissioners at 11.20 p.m on Wednesday.
He, however, did not give reasons for the shift in date for the exercise.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the decision to commence the collation on Thursday could be traced to the late arrival of results from the 18 local government areas of the state.
A Correspondent of NAN who visited INEC office in Benin reports that security was tight while movement to the area had been restricted to only accredited officers and staff.
At the INEC office, party agents, Journalists and election observers were seen waiting for the commencement of collation of results from the local government areas.
A source close to the commission told NAN that those waiting for the collation had the option to wait or come back on Thursday for the exercise.
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