Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Godwin Obaseki, has polled over 85,000 votes higher than his major contender, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has so far announced collated results in 16 of the 18 local government areas of the state.
Obaseki, who is the incumbent governor of Edo State, has maintained his lead in 11 local government areas, while Pastor Ize-Iyamu has won in 5 local government areas.
Governor Obaseki is leading the other 13 contestants from the votes collated so far and has won in 11 of the 16 local government areas, polling 281,751 votes.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu has won in five local government areas, scoring 202,525 votes. Obaseki is currently leading his main challenger, Ize-Iyamu, with 79,226 votes.
Obaseki won in Egor, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan South East, Esan West, Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Ovia North East, Owan West, Uhunmwonde and Igueben LGAs
Ize-Iyamu won in Akoko-Edo, Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West and Owan East LGAs. The results of Orhionmwon and Ovia South West are being awaited for collation. INEC is currently on a 2-hour break.