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Newly re-elected Governor Godwin Obaseki has commended the people of Edo State for returning him for another four-year term, describing the development as “triumph over godfatherism.”
According to Obaseki, “Words fail me in saluting our teeming supporters who displayed immense courage in the face of threats, intimidation, and brutalisation.
“The collective will of Edo people made it possible for us this triumph over godfatherism. Congratulations to Edo people.”
Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Obaseki winner of the governorship election.
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On Sunday, INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the result of the election.
PDP’s Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the All Progressives Congress, who got 223,619 votes.
Rim-Rukeh, while declaring Obaseki winner, said the incumbent governor was returned elected after satisfying all requirements in line with the law.
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Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Ize-Iyamu and 13 others.
Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.
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