Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a Pastor, has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary in Edo state.
The former All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain polled a total of 584 votes out of the 713 votes cast to defeat the two other aspirants that contested the primary with him, Solomon Edebiri and Mathew Iduoriyekemwen, who scored 38 and 91 votes respectively.
The declaration was done by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, who was the chairman of the primary election panel.
The largely peaceful exercise held at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin, capital of Edo state, same venue where the APC held its own primaries on Saturday, June 18.
Speakers at the event boasted that the PDP would take over the Edo Government House in September as the aprty was set to win the governorship election.
Godwin Obaseki had emerged the APC standard bearer for the Edo State governorship election scheduled to hold on September 10, this year.