BY MAYOWA SAMUEL
The Labour Party presidential candidate for the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has been declared the winner in Edo State.
INEC’s collation officer in the state, Nyaudoh Ndaeyo said on Tuesday morning that Obi polled 331,163 to win the state, while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu scored 144,471.
The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar came third by scoring 89,585.
According to Ndaeyo, 603,894 voters were accredited out of the 2,501,081, who registered for the exercise, the valid votes were 581,266, rejected votes were 19,129, and the votes cast were 600,395.
The 12 LGs won by Obi include Igueben, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Egor, Esan South-East, Esan West, Uhunmwonde, Orhionmwon, Ovia South-West, Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha and Ovia North-East, while APC won in six LGAs of Owan West, Owan East, Akoko-Edo, Etsako Central, Etsako West and Etsako East.
The collation officers of the state are expected to travel to Abuja this morning (Tuesday) and present the result to the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.