A certificate of return has been presented to Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the duly elected Governor of Edo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy, both of whom contested in the state governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were presented with the certificate in Benin City today.
Making the presentation, INEC’s south South national commissioner, May Agbamuche-Mbu, said Obaseki fulfilled all the constitutional requirements to emerge winner of the election.
Obaseki was re-elected after defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, garnering 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas (LGAs) while Ize-Iyamu got 223,619 votes.
The Governor – elect, who will begin his second term in office in November, 2020, won in 13 LGAs while Ize-Iyamu won in five.