Monday, 20 June 2016

Godwin Obaseki Emerges APC Governorship Candidate

                                                      Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, has won the All Progressive Congress governorship primaries held yesterday in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Obaseki got 1, 608 votes to defeat his closest rival and incumbent Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu who pulled 471 votes. Charles Airhiavbere who was also the governorship candidate under the PDP in the last governorship election held in 2012 but lost to the incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole received a paltry 11 votes. Barr. Kenneth Imasuagbo garnered 247 votes, Chris Ogiemwonyi polled 137 votes, former governor of the state under the PDP, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor got nine votes and Blessing Agbomhere got five votes. Prof. Ebegue Amadasun received eight votes, Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula garnered 10 votes, Austin Emuan got seven votes and former President of the Trade Union Congress, Mr. Peter Esele polled eight votes. The only woman in the contest, Tina Agbarah polled three votes.

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