The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented a certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
The certificate was presented to Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu after they emerged winners.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate and governor Godwin Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state to defeat All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who scored 223,619 votes.
The APC conceded defeat at the poll and congratulated Obaseki following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the outcome of the election as a victory for democracy.
I received my certificate of return today from @inecnigeria after the landmark victory in Saturday's election. I restate my commitment to Edo people, to deepen sustainable devt and consolidate on our sterling legacies. pic.twitter.com/iG7XOd8l0V
— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) September 22, 2020