Opposition's Obaseki Wins Nigeria's Edo State Governorship Poll

Godwin Obaseki, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, has scored the highest votes in the Edo State governorship election. The result of the election held in all Edo's 18 local governments was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday in Benin, the state capital. Before the election, President Muhammadu Buhari has said sent a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, advising them to behave responsibly and to respect law and order. Obaseki, the incumbent Edo State governor, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP after he failed to gain Buhari's support in running for a second term. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was the APC candidate who received Buhari's support to run for governor.

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PDP members celebrate Godwin Obaseki's nomination to stand in the Edo State governorship elections

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