By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has won all the 24 available seats in the assembly election held on Saturday.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo State, Mr. Emmanuel Alex-Hart, said he would not release the results until he had verified them.
He promised to officially announce the results today.
The results announced by INEC Returning Officers at various collation centres indicate that candidates of the APC defeated Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidates in the polls.
The PDP won the February 23rd 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections with a margin of over 7000 votes.
In Edo Central that used to be a bastion of the PDP, the APC won all the six available seats in the senatorial district.
Candidates of the APC that emerged are Chris Okaeben (Oredo West), Crosby Eribo (Egor), Henry Okhuarobo (Ikpoba-Okha) Roland Asoro (Orhionmwon West) Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhionmwon East) Osaro Obazee (Oredo East) Washington Osifo (Uhunmwode) Ugiagbe Dumez (Ovia North East 1), Vincent Uwadiae ( Ovia North East 11), Sunday Aghedo (Ovia South West) Francis Okiye (Esan North East 1), Emmanuel Okoduwa (Esan North East 11) Victor Edoror (Esan Central) Sunday Ojiezele (Esan South East) Marcus Onobun (Esan West) Ephraim Aluebhosele (Igueben) Ganiyu Audu (Estako West 1) and Aliyu Oshiomhole (Estako West 11).
Others were Emmanuel Agbaje (Akoko-Edo 11) Yekini Idaiye (Akoko-Edo 11) Eric Okaka (Owan East) Micheal Ohio-Ezo (Owan West) Oshoma Ahmed (Estako Central) Kingsley Ugabi (Estako East).
The state governorship election is billed for next year.