Incumbent Edo state governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Godwin Obaseki, failed to secure one vote at the polling unit of Adams Oshiomhole, as close of voting today.
Vote counting at Ward 10, unit 001, Uzairue northeast, Estako west local government area of the state, showed that Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 1,201 votes, while Obaseki had Zero votes.
Meanwhile, early results suggest that Obaseki won his polling unit located at Unit 19, Ward 4, in Oredo Local Government Area, where garnered 184 votes, against the 62 votes accrued by Ize-Iyamu.
On the other hand, Ize-Iyamu won his polling unit at Ward 5, Iguododo community in Orhionwon Local Government Area with 292 votes, while Obaseki got 21 votes.
Vote counting is still ongoing in other parts of the state.
On the turnout of voters, Former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshimhole has described the election as impressive.
Speaking to journalists after casting his ballot at Ward 10, unit 001, Uzairue northeast, Estako west local government area of the state, Oshimhole said, “Since 1999, this is the highest turnout that I have seen. Elderly women and men turned out impressively.”
He went on to say that “The turnout showed that people have shown that they are ready for democracy.