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October 19, 2021 1:04 pm

Adams Oshiomhole Wins Edo State Governorship Election

Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, ANC governorship candidate and current incumbent Governor of Edo State have emerged winner of Saturday’s governorship election making a clean sweep in all the 18 local government areas of the state.

At the Edo State INEC headquarters on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin, said Oshiomhole scored a total of 477,478 votes (or 73 percent of the total votes cast) to beat his closest rival, Maj. Gen. Charles Airhiavbere of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 144,235 votes (or 22 percent of the total votes cast).

The third position went to the All Nigeria Peoples Party candidate, Mr. Solomon Edebiri, who scored 3,642, while the Congress for Progressive Change candidate, Roland Izevbuwa placed fourth.

The Social Democratic Mega Party candidate, Mr. Frank Okonga, came fifth with 807 votes, while the Labour Party candidate scored 604 votes to emerge sixth.

Reacting to the announcement, the PDP Agent, Mr. Martin Osakue, said “As a patriotic Nigerian, I commend INEC for the process and the security agencies. It is natural and appropriate for me to congratulate the declared winner, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on his victory.”

Nigeria’s President Jonathan of PDP is also known to have congratulated Mr Oshiomole

 

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