How Godwin Obaseki Emerged APC Edo Guber Primary Winner

Chairman of the Edo State Economy and Strategy team, Godwin Obaseki, in the early hours of Sunday was declared winner of the Edo state APC gubernatorial primary.

Obaseki contested with 11 other candidates - Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu; a former governor, Professor Oserhiemen Osunbor, and a former Minister of State for Works, Chris Ogiemwonyi.

Others are Maj-Gen Charles Airhiavbere (retd.), Kenneth Imasuagbon, Peter Esele, Tina Agbarha, Blessing Agbomere, Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula, Professor Ebegue Amadasun and Austin Emuan.

He was declared winner by the Chairman of the Committee on the Conduct of the APC Primary and Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari. Gov. Masari also announced that a total of 2,873 delegates, 2,582 were accredited for the exercise.

At the end of voting, sorting and counting, Obaseki had 1,618 votes, winning by a landslide.

Obaseki - 1,618
Odubu - 471
Imasuagbon - 247
Ogiemwonyi - 137
Airhiavbere - 11
Arigbe-Osula - 10 votes.
Esele - 8
Amadasun - 8
Emuan - 7
Agbomere - 5
Agbarha (the only female contestant) - 3

The total number of invalid votes was 41.

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