INEC conducts first conclusive governorship election in 16 months | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has conducted its first conclusive governorship election under Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission.


Since October when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Yakubu, INEC has organised two governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, and both of them were not concluded on first ballot.

But at exactly 4:07pm on Thursday, Kayode Soremekun, returning officer for the Edo state governorship election, declared Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the September 28 election, saying he polled a total of 319,483 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his closest rival, who had 253,173 votes.

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