Edo 2020: Obaseki emerges PDP candidate


Benin------------- Edo State Governor. Godwin Obaseki Thursday emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  that would fly the party’s flag in the September 19, 2020, governorship election.
Obaseki emerged candidate after two other aspirants, Mr Omeregie Ogbeide-Ihama representing the Oredo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and Ken Imasuangbon stepped down from the race.
Another aspirant, Mr Gideon Ikhine, had on Monday stepped down for the governor.
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, who was the Chairman of the Governorship Primary Committee, said that voting still took place in line with the party’s constitution, the Electoral Act as well as acceptable democratic practices.
Mohammed said that that Obaseki polled 1,952 while 72 votes were declared invalid from the 2,020 total votes cast.
He said that the total delegates were 3,234, even as the result was declared by the chairman of the committee soon after it was confirmed by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  officials and security agencies