Edo decides: APC candidate, Ize-Iyamu congratulates Obaseki, says ‘election no be war’

Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) now concluded governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has congratulated the winner of the election, the incumbent governor and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, insisting that election is not a war.

Ize-Iyamu who will be losing to Obaseki for the second consecutive time, having lost against him in 2016, took to his twitter handle, @ize_osagie to concede defeat and congratulate Obaseki long before the final results were announced.

“Edo people has decided, We thank you all! Congratulations to the Opposition party! They have won!,” he said m

“Election no be war. It’s time to work more harder for the next 4years. Congratulations.”

Meanwhile, Obaseki has expressed appreciation to the people of the state for their support, saying he is overwhelmed.

“Words fail me in saluting our teeming supporters who displayed immense courage in the face of threats, intimidation and brutalization,” he said m

“The collective will of Edo people made it possible for us this triumph over godfatherism. Congratulations to all Edo people. This is our victory!”

Obaseki polled a total of 307,955 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu who scored 223, 619 votes according to the final results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The results below:

  1. Akoko Edo
    APC – 22,963
    PDP – 20,101
  2. Etsako East
    APC – 17,011
    PDP – 10,668
  3. Esan West
    APC – 7,189
    PDP – 17,434
  4. Oredo
    APC – 18,365
    PDP – 43,498
  5. Esan South-East
    APC – 9,237
    PDP – 10,563
  6. Etsako West
    APC – 26,140
    PDP – 17,959
  7. Ovia North-East
    APC – 9,907
    PDP – 16,987
  8. Owan West
    APC – 11,193
    PDP – 11,485
  9. Owan East
    APC – 19,295
    PDP – 14,762
  10. Egor
    APC – 10,202
    PDP – 27,621
  11. Uhunmwonde
    APC – 5,972
    PDP – 10,022
  12. Ikpoba Okha
    APC – 18,218
    PDP – 41,030
  13. Esan Central
    APC – 6,719
    PDP – 10,794
  14. Esan North-East
    APC – 6556
    PDP – 13,579
  15. Igueben LG
    APC – 5199
    PDP – 7870
  16. Etsako Central
    APC – 8,359
    PDP – 7,478
  17. Orhionmwon
    APC -10,458
    PDP – 13,445
  18. Ovia South West
    APC -10,636
    PDP – 12,659
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