Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win a second term as governor of Edo State.

Governor Obaseki was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling the highest number of votes in the elections conducted on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.

INEC Returning Officer, Professor Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, declared the governor as the winner on Sunday, 20th September, at the office of the electoral umpire in Benin City, which doubled as the final collation centre.

“That Godwin Obaseki of PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law in meeting the 25 per cent in two-third of the local government areas in the state and having a margin of lead higher than the cancelled votes is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Professor Rem-Rukeh stated.

The governor secured 307,955 of the total votes, 84,336 more votes than his closest rival, Ize-Iyamu, who got 223, 619 votes.

A total of 14 candidates from various political parties contested for the office of the governor in the state.