By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday presented Certificates of Returns to Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
Obaseki emerged winner of the governorship election held in Edo State on Saturday, polling 307,955 votes to defeat his contestant, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who got 223,619 votes.
He was declared winner of the election, having polled majority of the votes cast in 18 Local Government Area of Edo State.
For winning the election, he and his deputy were presented with Certificates of Return at the INEC’s office in Benin on Monday.
The National Commissioner, supervising Edo, Rivers and Bayelsa States, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu has presented the Certificates of Return to Obaseki and Shaibu.