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Obaseki emerges PDP governorship candidate in Edo

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By Our Correspondent


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Thursday emerged the governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state gubernatorial election.

Obaseki emerged the party’s candidate after his closest rival to the PDP governorship election ticket Ken Imasaugbon stepped down from the race minutes into the primary election.

Recall  that one of the aspirants, Mr Gideon Ikhine, had on Monday stepped down for the governor.


Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who was the Chairman of the Governorship Primary Committee, said that voting still took place in line with the party’s constitution, the Electoral Act as well as acceptable democratic practices.


Mohammed said that that Obaseki polled 1,952 while 72 votes were declared invalid from the 2,020 total vote cast.


He said that the total delegates were 3,234.


The result was declared by the chairman of the committee after it was confirmed by Independent National Electoral Commission  officials as well as security agencies.