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BREAKING: Obaseki leads Osagie with over 100,000 votes


The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Edo State election, Governor Godwin Obaseki is leading in Saturday’s Edo State governorship election after recording 250,345 votes in the ongoing collation exercise after results from 13 local governments so far

Obaseki’s contender, pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress has recorded 154,192 votes.

Results from 13 LGAs have been collated at the INEC collation exercise centre in Benin City, the state capital.

Edo State has 18 LGAs and the election was held in all the local governments.

Mr Obaseki has won in 11 LGAs including his home Oredo LGA, the largest, while Mr Ize-Iyamu has only picked two, Owan East and Etsako West, Adam Oshiomole’s LGA.

Governor Obaseki who won his first election in 2016 as a candidate of the APC was outrightly supported by Mr Oshiomole, the former chairman of the APC. Osagie was then the candidate of the PDP.

But in the course of his first term as the governor, Mr Obaseki fell out with Mr Oshiomole, causing a hitted political battle between him and Ishiomhole

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