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APC Wins Edo Rescheduled Assembly Poll

From Collins Amadi – The rescheduled election in Orhionmwon Constituency II of Edo State House of Assembly, had put the opposition APC in further lead of the emerging State’s legislative house, just as the party’s stalwart, Roland Asoro was declared the winner of the weekend exercise.

The constituency Returning Officer, Olowu Owin, while declaring the result Sunday, announced that Asoro, polled a total of 11,486 votes as against his PDP rival, Mr. Friday Ogieriakhi who scored a total of 8, 640 votes, out of a total of 20, 671 votes cast. Owin indicated that a total of 545 votes were voided in the re –run.

With this victory, the APC which is also the ruling party in the State, had won 21 seats out of 24, while the remaining were went to the PDP.

It would be recalled the State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Mike Igini at a press briefing in Benin, the State capital, after Saturday, April 11 State Assembly poll, explained that the cancellation which was due to violence, affected four wards including: Ukpapo, Ugu, Evboesi and Ugboko and 12 polling units, became necessary as the margin of win of the leading candidate, was less than total of 4,813 registered voters.

Earlier, the PDP announced that its members would boycott the re–run, but later stand down the decision as its candidate emerged the first runners up of the poll.


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