The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Comrade Adams Oshimhole the winner of yesterday’s governorship election in Edo State. INEC declared the results few minutes ago.
Mr. Oshiomhole, polled 477, 478 to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 144, 265 votes, according to the INEC resident electoral commissioner for Edo State.
Charles E. Airhiarvbere, the PDP candidate, was his closest rival, recording 144,235 votes.
Mr. Oshiomhole defeated the other candidates in all the local government areas of the state. The PDP leader in Edo, Tony Anenih, also lost his ward and Local Government to the ACN candidate.
The other candidates only managed to garner a handful of votes.
Solomon Edebiri, candidate of the All Nigeria People’s party, got 3,642 votes.
Izevbuwa Roland, Congress for Progressive Change, scored 2,793 votes.
Andrew A. Igwemoh, Labour Party, scored 604 votes.
Paul Orumwense of the National Concience Party scored 440 votes.
Frank Ukonga, Social Democratic Mega Party, scored 807 votes.
The INEC boss stated that a total of 667,933 voters were accredited with over 17,000 votes cancelled. He was subsequently returned by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
With this victory, Mr. Oshiomhole, who assumed office in 2008 through the courts, despite winning the 2007 Edo governorship election, will be sworn in for a new four-year tenure.
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