The incumbent governor who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner by the INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the result of the election on Sunday, September 20.
Obaseki defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Izee-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress in an election many adjudged to be peaceful.
Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the All Progressives Congress, who got 223,619 votes.
Rim-Ruke, while declaring Obaseki winner, said the incumbent governor was returned elected after satisfying all requirements in line with the law.
Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Ize-Iyamu and 13 others.
Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.
See declared results HERE