The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Edo State Governorship Election , Osagie Ize- Iyamu , was defeated by the Peoples Democratic Party in his local government , Orhiomwon .
The Independent National Electoral Commission announced that the APC polled 10, 458 votes while PDP got 13, 445 votes in Orhiomwon .
Ize- Iyamu hails from Iguododo in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state .
Earlier , the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Edo governorship election , Philip Shaibu , lost the election in his local government , Etsako west , to the APC .
INEC ’ s result from Etsako West showed that PDP secured 17, 959 votes and APC polled 26, 140 votes .
The election held in 18 Local Government Areas , 192 Wards , and 2 , 627 polling units.
Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1 , 281 , 414 ; the North with 564 , 122 ; and Central senatorial district has 364 , 998 .
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Edo South has seven council areas, the North has six , while Central has five Local Government Areas .
Although 17 political parties have fielded candidates for the election , it is a two – way race between the APC and the PDP.
Incumbent Governor Obaseki of the PDP ran against the APC standard – bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu .
Obaseki was elected on the APC’ s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra- party squabbles .
PDP – 307,955
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