Edo Assembly election: PDP wins 12 seats, APC eight
The Independent National Election Commission released the results of the winners elected to the Edo State Assembly with the People’s Democratic Party leading with 12 seats.
In a press release signed Tuesday by INEC Voter Education/Publicity, Timidi Wariowei, the APC also had eight seats while the LP had one seat while three were declared inconclusive.
According to the statement, the winners of the 21 seats are: Idiaye Oisayemoje (Edo I, PDP), Okogbe Ojemeh Donald (Edo II, PDP), Egor (Inconclusive), Igbiremonlen Sunday (Esan Central, PDP), Addeh Isibor Edeko Omozele ( Esan North East II, PDP), Ibhamanu Jonathan Aigbokhan (Esan West, APC), Oshmah Ahmed (Etsako Central, APC), Ugabi Kingsley (Etsako East, APC), Lecky Mustapha (Etsako West I, APC), Akokhia Abdul Ganiyu (Etsako West II, APC) and
Inegbebor Eugine (Igueben, PDP).
The others are Asonsere Friday (Ikpoba-Okha, PDP), Oredo East (Inconclusive), Edosa Osaro (Oredo West, LP), Atu Evbaguehita (Orhionmwon I, APC), Iyamu Bright (Orhionmwon II, PDP), Aiguobarueghian Charity ( Ovia). North East I, PDP, Uzamere Andrew (Ovia North East II, PDP), Ovia South West (Inconclusive), Eric Allison (APC), Agbebaku Sheriff (Owan West, PDP) and Osamwonyi Kaycee (Uhunmwode, PDP). . . . .
In another development, the LP candidate for Ovia North East constituency, Victor Omoregie, resigned his membership in the party, alleging he was seen as a mole for the PDP by party members.
In a press release he personally signed, Omoregie said he was comfortable with the election result, which he said had stymied the APC from its intention to take over the House of state assembly.
He said: ‘I contested the election on the Labor Party ticket but was never truly accepted into the party as I was seen as a mole and an agent working for the PDP. This damaging claim has gone viral on social media.
“The leadership of the Labor Party has worked hard to debase me to the point of creating identity confusion leading to confusion between my constituency name and constituency 2 candidacy.
“As things stand, as far as I am concerned, the Labor Party in Edo State today is not what the masses expect it to be. Perhaps the presence of the ‘Obidient’ factor has tried to bring it to life but without success so far.
“I cannot in any way wish to continue to identify with the party, especially with the current generation of party leaders who seem to understand little or nothing about political management.
“In light of the above, I am immediately separating from the Labor Party and consolidating my membership in the PDP which is my family party.
“I must say that I am satisfied with the outcome of the election as it successfully curbed the APC’s attempt to control the Edo State Assembly with evil intentions aimed at destabilizing the state,” he added.