Federal Might Fails Iyamu-Oshiomole as Obaseki Wins Edo Race
The expectation that federal might will be deployed to support the candidate of the All progressive Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu failed to materialise as Governor Godwin Obaseki beats his rival to win re-election.
In a reflection of internal battle within the APC, federal structure at critical point resorted to neutral role, allowing the poll to proceed without interference.
Political pundits noted that Obaseki victory confirms that federal levers of power has been withdrawn from Adams Oshiomole and his camp from the national level.
“Going forward, the signal is clear that Oshiomole and his camp are on their own ahead of the APC convention”, a party chieftain narrated.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has won the governorship election conducted in Edo State on Saturday.
He polled a total of 307,955 votes to beat his closest rival, Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 223,691 votes.
Obaseki’s votes showed a difference of 84,336 votes over and above those scored by the candidate of the APC.