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#EdoDecides: Unconfirmed Reports Reveal APC's Obaseki Is In Early Lead

As we await the result of the keenly contested Edo state gubernatorial election, there are confusing reports as to who is actually having the early lead in the collation of results.

While Punch reports that Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Godwin Obaseki are too close to call in several local government areas, ThisDay reports that Obaseki is in early lead.

Contrary to the report of ThisDay, Independent Newspaper reports that Ize-Iyamu is currently in early lead as results from the election, which held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 begins to flood in.

While none of the reports have been confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, Obaseki is said to be in early lead as a breakdown of results showed that in Edo North, comprising six local governments areas, APC reportedly won five of the six local government areas, except one in which they already had a lead.

ThisDay further reported that early results from Edo South also showed that Obaseki was leading in seven of the local government areas, including Oredo, that make up the district, but two were hotly contested.

However, Independent report points that unofficial results collated puts Ize-Iyamu in an early lead ahead of Obaseki.

The report further stressed that unofficial results obtained in different parts of the state showed that Obaseki is trailing Ize-Iyamu in majority of the polling units in the state.


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