Nigeria Politics


PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 19th, 2023

The vigorous campaigns of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State paid off, yesterday, with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state claiming majority seats in the March 18, 2023 House of Assembly election.

With the tenure of the incumbent Governor Obaseki still running, having won re-election for a second term in 2020, Edo is not ready for another gubernatorial election until 2024.

metrowatchxtra gathered that the ruling party has won 12 seats out of the 21 state constituencies’ results so far declared for the poll.

Edo Assembly is a 24-member state parliament.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is said to have won eight seats so far, with Labour Party (LP) clinching on to one seat.

Results for two constituencies are being awaited, with that of Egor declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. A fresh poll is expected to take place in about four areas of the local council.

Ahead of the State House of Assembly poll, Governor Obaseki had sought the people’s support to enthrone a PDP-controlled House, to consolidate on the gains of his administration.

Collated results so far;
Oredo East – ?
Oredo West – LP
Ikpoba Okha – PDP
Egor – (inconclusive)
Ovia North I – PDP
Ovia North II – PDP
Ovia South West – ?
Uhunmwonde – PDP
Orhionmwon South – PDP
Orhionmwon East – APC
Esan North I – APC
Esan North II – PDP
Esan West – APC
Esan South East – PDP
Esan Central – PDP
Igueben – PDP
Akoko Edo I – PDP
Akoko Edo II – PDP
Owan East – APC
Owan West – PDP
Etsako Central – APC
Etsako East – APC
Etsako West I – APC
Etsako West II – APC