The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday presented Certificates of Return to Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
The National Commissioner, INEC in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, Mrs. May Agbmuche-Mbu made the presentation on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Agbmuche-Mbu commended stakeholders particularly the security agencies for their role in the smooth conduct of the governorship poll.
She said: “I hereby certify that Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been elected to the office of governor of Edo State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the election held on the 19th of September 2020,” Agbmuche-Mbu said while presenting the certificate to Obaseki.
Governor Obaseki was re-elected on Sunday after scoring the highest number of votes as mandated by the law.
According to the results collated in 18 LGAs, Governor Obaseki who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 Local Government Areas of the State.
He polled a total of 307,955 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who garnered 223,619 votes.
Obaseki will be sworn in for a second term in office on November 12, 2020.