The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the Edo governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, currently ahead of his closest rival from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with 62, 306 votes.
The APC has polled 306,663 votes, while the PDP garnered 244,363 in all the local government areas where results have been officially announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Results of 17 out of 18 LGAs in Edo State have been announced by INEC.
The APC won in 12 LGAs, while PDP triumphed in five.
Ovia South West which has 79, 989 registered voters is the only local government whose results have not been declared.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have already rejected the result of the Edo state governorship election.
Addressing reporters at his Benin residence, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the PDP, described the results being announced by INEC as a “rape of democracy”.
Ize-Iyamu said his party monitored the the election through its agents across the state.
“Contrary to claim that PDP brought in 8,000 militants, the election showed that PDP is law-abiding and did not involve in illegality. The delays in announcing official result by INEC was in order to announce predetermined fabricated results,” he said.
“The Figures being announced by INEC do not represent the massive turnout. We have told our agents to bring all the results issued at the polling units. We do not want to rely on the messages they sent.
“In the next three or four days, will have complete record. From findings, it is clear a lot of manipulation has taken place.”