LIVE RESULTS: INEC declares PDP’s Obaseki winner of Edo Gubernatorial Election 2020

We officially welcome you to the JustNewsLine LIVE COVERAGE of The 2020 Edo Governorship Election — (Please keep on refreshing this page for LIVE results from from INEC Collation centre in Benin)

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 INEC declares PDP’s Obaseki winner of Edo election 

        2:12 PM

      Ovia South-West

       APC - 10,636

         PDP - 12,659

 12:31 PM

       Orhiomwon LGA

    APC 10,458

    PDP 13,445

         10:42 AM

       Etsako Central LG

        APC 8,359

          PDP 7,478

       10:25 AM

Etsako East LGA

APC 17,011

PDP 10,668

10:19 AM

Akoko Edo LGA

APC 22,963

PDP 20,101

8:15 AM

Obaseki in early lead

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has recorded more votes from the results of the 10 Local Governments declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Ovia North-East

APC – 9,907

PDP – 16,987

Etsako West

APC – 26,140

PDP – 17,959

Ikpoba Okha

APC – 18,218

PDP – 41,030

Owan East

APC – 19,295

PDP – 14,762


APC – 10,202

PDP – 27,621

Owan West

APC – 11,193

PDP – 11,485

Esan Central

APC – 6,719

PDP – 10,694


APC – 5,972

PDP – 10,022

Esan North-East

APC – 6,556

PDP – 13,579

Igueben LG

APC – 5199

PDP – 7870


APC – 18,365

PDP – 43,498

Esan South-East

APC – 9,237

PDP – 10,563

6:45 PM

Protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo voters

6:04 PM

Election results - Ikopha/Okha LGA

Unit 7 Big Joe Motors Aduwawa Ikopba/Okha LG

PDP - 163

APC:- 89

5:50 PM

Election results - Egor LGA

Unit 3, Ward 7, Egor LGA

PDP- 207

APC - 50

5:47 PM

Election results - Owan LGA

Ward 5 Owan East LGA

APC - 123

PDP- 083


Jubilation: Obaseki's supporter falls from speeding vehicle

It was not clear if he was revived at the clinic but he was motionless immediately he fell and banged his head on the road.


Voting ongoing at PU 1, Ward 10, Etsako West LG

One of the card readers stopped working and this affected the voting process at PU 1, Ward 10, Etsako West LG.

4:50 PM
APC candidate Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has won his polling unit at Ward 5, Iguododo community in Orhionwon Local Government Area.

4:31 PM

Obaseki wins in polling unit

Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19 

PDP: 184 votes 

APC: 62 votes.

Oredo Ward 4 Unit 21, 

PDP - 53 votes 

APC - 33 votes. 

4:30 PM
Oredo election results

Oredo Ward 4 Unit 25

PDP - 33 votes

APC - 22 votes.

Oredo Ward Unit 26 

APC - 40 votes

PDP - 98 votes.

4:23 PM

Results: Ikpoba Ward 8

Unit 16 Ward 8 Ikpoba-Okha LGA

APC- 20

PDP- 75

Unit 15 Ward 8 Ikpoba-Okha LGA

APC 70

PDP 80


Results: Unit 011, Ward 9, Elele, Etsako West LGA

APC - 175

PDP - 76

Invalid - 6

4:22 PM

Obaseki wins polling unit

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, defeated the All Progressives Congress at his polling unit in the ongoing governorship election in Edo State.

3:07 PM 





APC- 28







PDP- 37


2:23 PM 

Party agents buy votes N1,500

At PU 02, ward 07, Igueden LGA, the area turns chaotic as various party agents give electorates between N1,500 and N4000 after they cast their votes as instructed.

2:16 PM 

NYSC member arrested for alleged vote rigging

A corps member working as INEC ad hoc staff has just been arrested by the police after allegedly getting involved in election malpractices at Ward 4, PU 07, Ekpoma (Esan west LGA). The corps member was subsequently taken to the police station for questioning.

1:52 PM

Voters at Oredo LGA Ward 10, Benin, Edo State. 

1:47 PM
Voters not 'social distancing' - ECES

The European Centre for Electoral Support, on Saturday said voters in Ologbosere primary school, ward 4 with 40 units and other polling units they visited were not observing the COVID-19 guidelines as stipulated in the INEC policy.

Mr Wilson Manji, the deputy project coordinator, said although the voters were all wearing face masks but they did not maintain social distancing.

“So far the election is going smoothly and calm. We are at Ologbosere primary in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state.

“So far everything is peaceful and calm here. Just that the INEC staff just arrived at about 10a.m. and accreditation and voting started at about 10.30a.m. instead of 8.30a.m,” he said.

According to him, the polling officers came with hand sanitisers and thermometers to check the temperature of every voter. (NAN)

12:57 PM
One feared dead as violence erupts in Ikpoba  Okha local government

One person has been reportedly shot dead at ward 10, Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha LGA, after violence broke out during voting.


Ward 5, PU 13-18, Marie Goretti College, Ikpoba Okha LG. A party agent is seen writing the names of voters and sharing money to them after voting. The man was seen with N1,000 notes.

12:30 PM 

Obaseki votes

Obaseki has just casted his vote at polling unit 019, Ward 4, Oredo LGA

11:33 AM 

Ward 5, Unit 4, Eguare Primary School, Irrua, Esan Central

Smart card failure. The election officer said only five out of 30 voters were recognised by the card reader.

11:11 AM

APC deputy gov candidate Gani Audu votes

11:05 AM

Drama as Obaseki's Loyalists Chase Party Agents Of Other Political Parties From Polling Unit

Loyalists of Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party chase party agents of other political parties away from the polling unit where Obaseki is to vote.

10:55 AM

Social distancing not observed as Governor Obaseki queues to cast his vote at polling unit 019, Ward 4, Oredo LGA. 

10:45 AM

Oshiomhole speaks to journalists

Adams Oshiomhole briefing journalist after casting his vote at Polling unit - 001, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West LGA

10:32 AM
Obaseki yet to arrive polling unit

As of 10am, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has yet to arrive at his polling unit in Emokpae Model Primary School, Oredo, Benin City.

The situation is causing a crowd build-up at the polling unit, as some of the electorate who had voted decided to stay behind in other to see the governor.

10:28 AM
Adams Oshiomhole voting at Unit 001, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West LGA

10:12 AM

Accreditation and voting has commenced at Ibiwe, Oba Market Premises 2.

9:50 AM

APC candidate, Ize-Iyamu votes, expesses confidence of winning

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has just cast his vote.

He voted at exactly 9:30am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area

He expressed the confidence that he would win the poll if the peaceful situation at his unit was the same everywhere.

9:46 AM

APC candidate Ize-Iyanmu votes

9:34 AM
Zero compliance with COVID-19 guidelines as INEC officials and residents at Polling Unit 01, Ward 12, Oredo local government wait for the process to begin

9:28 AM

Polling units 002, 003 & 004 in Ovia Southwest LG ready for voters

9:27 AM

Former APC chair, Adams Oshiomhole's name at his PU

Former chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole's name at Polling unit - 001, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West LGA.

Photo: Saheed Olugbon

9:19 AM

Voters, security agents arrive at Oshiomhole’s polling unit

No fewer than 19 security agents, including police and NSCDC, observed at Adams Oshiomhole’s polling unit - Unit 001, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West LGA

9:16 AM

COVID-19: Safety guidelines for voting