The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the results of winners elected into the Edo State House of Assembly with the Peoples Democratic Party leading with 12 seats.
In a press statement on Tuesday signed by the state INEC Voter Education/Publicity, Timidi Wariowei, the APC also had eight seats while LP had one seat while three were declared inconclusive.
According to the release, the winners of the 21 seats are: Idiaye Oisayemoje (Akoko Edo I, PDP), Okogbe Ojemeh Donald (Akoko Edo II, PDP), Egor (Inconclusive), Igbiremonlen Sunday (Esan Central, PDP), Addeh Isibor (Esan North East I, APC), Edeko Omozele, Esan North East II, PDP), Ojezele Sunday (Esan South East, 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).
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 (Owan East, APC), Agbebaku Sheriff (Owan West, PDP) and Osamwonyi Kaycee (Uhunmwode, PDP).
In another development, LP candidate for Ovia North East Constituency, Victor Omoregie, has resigned his membership from the party alleging that he was seen as a mole for the PDP by members of the party.
In a press statement he personally signed, Omoregie said he was comfortable with the outcome of the election which he said had curtailed the APC from its intention of taking over the state House of Assembly.
He said, “I contested the election under the ticket of Labour Party but was never genuinely accepted into the party as I was regarded as a mole and agent working for PDP. This damaging assertion went viral on the social media.
“The Labour Party leadership worked hard to demean my person to the extent of creating identity confusion leading to the mix up in the name of my constituency and constituency 2 candidature.
“As it stands, as far as I am concerned, the Labour Party in Edo State today is not what the masses expect it to be. Perhaps, the presence of the ‘Obidient’ factor attempted to give life to it but without success for now.
“I cannot under any circumstance wish to continue to identify myself with the party, particularly with the present crop of party leadership who appear to understand little or nothing about political management.
“In the light of the above, I forthwith severe myself from Labour Party and consolidate my membership of PDP which is my family party.
“I must say that I am satisfied with the outcome of the election because it has succeeded in curtailing the attempt by APC to control the Edo State House of Assembly with conceived evil intentions aimed at destabilising the state,” he added.