Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who was re-elected on Saturday for a second term of four years, has been issued with his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The INEC National Commissioner supervising Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa States, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, presented the certificate to the Governor and also to his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, at INEC office in Benin on Tuesday afternoon.
Gov. Obaseki on his verified Twitter handle announced the development, saying that “I received my certificate of return today from INEC after the landmark victory in Saturday’s election. I restate my commitment to Edo people, to deepen sustainable development and consolidate on our sterling legacies”.
He was on Sunday declared winner of the Edo State governorship election having received 307,955 votes to defeat the closest rival and the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.
A total of 14 candidates participated in the contest which had the total number of accredited voters for the election at 557,443 and total valid votes votes as 537,407.
The rejected votes were 12,835 and the total number of votes cast was 550,242.
Gov Obaseki won in 13 of the 18 Local Governments Areas of the state, namely, Orhionmwon, Igueben, Owan West , Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha, Esan West, Esan Central, Esan South East, Esan North East, Uhumwode, Egor, Ovia North East and Ovia South West.