Obaseki Gets Edo APC Governorship Ticket

Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki

‎Godwin Obaseki has emerged winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the Edo State governorship election.

Obaseki, who is currently the Chairman of the Edo State Economy and Strategy team, was declared winner by the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello-Masari, who was the chairman of the committee on the conduct of the Primaries.

‎11 other aspirants took part in the exercise which commenced on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state capital and ended in the early hours of Sunday.

The other aspirants include the Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu; a former governor, Oserhiemen Osunbor, a former Minister of State for Works, Chris Ogiemwonyi, former President of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Peter Esele, as well as one female aspirant, Tina Agbarha.

Obaseki polled a total of 1,618 votes to record a landslide win over the other contestants, with his closest opponent, Odubu, coming a distant second with 471 votes.



    The only female aspirant in the primary, Agbarha, had a total of three votes.

    The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had fixed its own governorship primary in Edo State for Monday, June 20, 2016.

    Three people will participate in the primary election on the platform of the PDP. They are Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Solomon Edebiri and Mathew Iduoriyekemwen.

    The governorship election in Edo State will take place on September 10, 2016, as announced by the independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    1. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to enhance my site!I
      suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

    2. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend
      your website, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
      I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

    3. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto
      a coworker who had been conducting a little homework on this.

      And he in fact ordered me dinner simply because I stumbled upon it for him…
      lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
      But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this issue here on your web site.

    4. Hello my family member! I want to say that this article is awesome, great written and come
      with approximately all significant infos. I would like to look extra posts like
      this .


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement


    - Advertisement