The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the Edo state gubernatorial elections.
Mr Godwin Obaseki polled 319,483 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP, who scored 253,173 votes.
INEC made the announcement via a tweet earlier today at the completion of the collation exercise.
That Godwin Obaseki, having fulfilled the requirements of the law and got the heighest votes, is the winner and is returned elected.
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) September 29, 2016
Mr Godwin Obaseki polled 319,483 votes to defeat Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP, who scored 253,173 votes.