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Edo Deides: PDP members jubilate as Obaseki maintains lead

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Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were seen jubilating in the Situation Room in Benin as its governorship candidate in the Edo State Election, Godwin Obaseki, maintains the lead.

In a video that surfaced online on Sunday, the PDP members were dancing and singing after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of 13 local governments with Obaseki clinching 11.

According to the video, some of the PDP officials in the situation room were joyful, while others were seen shouting “4=4” and “4+4”. The video also showed the officials, including Obaseki, clapping as results trickled in.

Results for five local governments are being awaited. A quick summation of the votes awarded to Obaseki in 13 local governments stood at 243,604, while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s was 154,192.

Below is a breakdown of the votes awarded to both main candidates in 13 local governments:

Esan West

APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434

Oredo

APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498

Esan South-East

APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,563

Etsako West

APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959

Ovia North-East

APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987

Owan West

APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485

Owan East

APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762

Egor

APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621

Uhunmwonde

APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022

Ikpoba Okha

APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030

Esan Central

APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,794

Esan North-East

APC – 6556
PDP – 13,579

Igueben LG

APC – 5199
PDP – 7870

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