This just in: Peter Obi wins in Edo! Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s candidate in the presidential election this coming Saturday, has been crowned victor in Edo State.
Obi polled a total of 331,163 votes to win the state, according to Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, the vice chancellor of the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom and the state collation officer for the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party came in third with 89,585. Followed by Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress with 144,471. Rabiu Kwakwanso of the NNPP with 2,743, and the ZLP with 4082.
Despite 2,501,081 people being registered to vote, only 603, 894 voters in the state were accredited to cast ballots. Moreover, a total of 600 395 votes were cast, of which 581 266 were legitimate and 19,129 were rejected.
While APC triumphed in six LGAs—Owan West, Owan East, Akoko-Edo, Etsako Central, Etsako West, and Etsako East—LP won the presidential election in 12 LGAs—Igueben, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Egor, Esan South-East, Esan West, Uhunmwonde, Orhionmwon, Ovia South-West, Oredo, and I
Given the political climate in the state, perhaps it should be no surprise that Peter Obi wins in Edo. Agents from the 18 participating political parties—LP, PDP, and APC—signed the results when collation was complete.