Oshiomhole wins Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Adams Oshiomhole, as the winner of the July 14th … Continue reading Oshiomhole wins Edo governorship election


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State casts his vote at Ward 10, Unit 1, Iyamho Primary School, Iyamho, in the July 14, 2012 governorship election in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Adams Oshiomhole, as the winner of the July 14th governorship elections in Edo State.

The incumbent governor polled a landslide victory in all the state’s 17 local government area (see table below), with 477,478 votes-73.72 per cent of 647,698 total votes cast-to defeat his closest rival, Charles Airhiarvbere of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Adams Oshiomhole casts his vote at Ward 10, Unit 1, Iyamho Primary School, Iyamho, during the governorship election.

The result was announced early Sunday morning by INEC’s returning officer, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Osayuki Oshodi.

“I, Prof  Oshiodi as the returning officer, hereby certify  that I was the returning officer of the July 14 governorship election and  hereby declare that Oshiomhole having satisfied the requirement of the law and having scored the highest number of votes cast is hereby declared winner,’’ the electoral official declared

PDP’s candidate polled 144,235 votes, (22.27 per cent of total votes) , while the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate, Solomon Edebiri, got 3,642 votes.

Izevbuwa Roland of the Congress for Political Change (CPC), polled 2,792 votes, or 0.43 per cent of the total votes while Frank Ukonga of the Social Democratic Mega party (SDMP), got 807 votes, or 0.56 per cent of total votes.

Others in the result include Andrew Igwemoh of the Labour Party (LP), 604, with 0.09 per cent, and Paul Orumwense of the National Conscience Party (NCP), 504 votes, with 0.08 per cent of total votes.

With this election, Mr Oshiomhole, the former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has earned a second term in office following his election in the 2007 general election.

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Mr Oshiomhole on his victory in the election and also wished the Comrade-governor a successful second term in office.

He urged the Mr Oshiomhole to receive the fresh mandate as an endorsement of his outstanding performance in first term in office.

The president commended the electoral body and the security agencies for the successful conduct of the election.

Opposition party, the PDP has also congratulated Mr. Oshiomhole for the victory.

Speaking shortly after the result was announced at the INEC office in Benin, the party’s agent accepted the result, noting that his party would study the result of the election and then come forward with a formal reaction.

Breakdown of Edo election results

S/no Local Govt ACN ANPP CPC Labour Party NCP PDP SDMP
  1. 1.       
Akoko Edo 29,803 163 184 38 36 13, 783 65
  1. 2.       
Egor 50,623 294 281 28 36 3, 486 29
  1. 3.       
Esan Central 11,792 83 65 23 30 9, 281 34
  1. 4.       
Esan North-East 13,086 123 77 11 35 12, 478 44
  1. 5.       
Esan South-East 14, 904 85 61 22 16 9, 634 44
  1. 6.       
Esan West 13, 499 156 115 24 25 13, 282 40
  1. 7.       
Etsako East 23, 174 75 61 13 6 4, 992 28
  1. 8.       
Etsako West 44, 962 169 192 152 37 5, 920 25
  1. 9.       
Igueben 9, 751 63 35 9 19 6, 758 18
  1. 10.   
Ikpoba/Okha 58, 809 518 357 54 49 6, 505 56
  1. 11.   
Oredo 66, 522 454 268 49 45 9, 081 48
  1. 12.   
Orhionwon 26, 163 277 235 34 46 8, 716 53
  1. 13.   
Ovia South-West 16, 077 196 222 25 37 5, 015 84
  1. 14.   
Ovia North-East 26, 835 280 233 41 34 5, 427 68
  1. 15.   
Owan West 15, 150 136 130 20 26 7, 229 37
  1. 16.   
Owan East 22, 483 169 123 27 23 11, 709 34
  1. 17.   
Uhunmwode 17, 011 359 124 22 24 5, 826 70