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[Edo live Updates] More victory as INEC set to declare Obaseki winner

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has recorded more votes from the results of the 13 Local Governments declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.

The PDP scored 240,935 while APC had 154, 192 votes from the declared results in the 13 LGAs.

Obaseki is leading Ize-Iyamu by a wide margin of over 80,000 votes.

The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.

SEE DECLARED RESULTS

1) Igueben LGA

PDP 7,870

APC 5,199

Total 13170

Total votes cast 13,382

Election materials snatched in Ward 8, Unit 2

2) Esan North-East

APC 6,556

PDP 13579

Valid votes 20,369

Total votes cast 20,730

3) Esan Central

APC 6,719

PDP 10,794

4) Ikpoba-Okha

APC 18,218

PDP 41,030

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Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

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President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.

Buhari made this known in a letter sent to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Tuesday.

He said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term.”

Prof Yakubu was first appointed by President Buhari in November 2015.

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