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.
The official results from 16 of Edo’s 18 local governments have been announced. The incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP so far has 288,572 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC has 202,525 votes.
One of the two remaining local governments whose results is being awaited is Orhionmwon, the local government of Mr Ize-Iyamu where an INEC official was shot. INEC has said it is working with security agencies to investigate the violence in the local government. Messrs Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki are the main candidates in the governorship election, although 14 candidates are taking part in the election.