By Ebitonye Akpodigha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Godwin Obaseki, as winner of the Wednesday governorship election in Edo State. Mr Obaseki defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to win the race. At the end of collation of results on Thursday, September 29, 2016, INEC\u2019s Returning Officer for the exercise, Professor Kayode Soremilekun, declared Mr Obaseki as the Edo State Governor-elect. Prof Soremilekun announced that the APC candidate polled a total of 319,483 votes, while his opponent, Mr Ize-Iyamu managed to gather 253,173 votes. Elections were held in the 18 local government areas of Edo State It was gathered that while the PDP won in Esan North Central, Esan West LGA, Orhionmwon LGA, Esan South East LGA, Esan North East LGA, the APC dominated in Akoko-Edo LGA, Ikpoba-Okha, Etsako West, Etsako East, Etsako Cenral, Owan East LGA, Ovia North LGA, Oredo LGA, Uhunwomnde,\u00a0 Igueben LGA, Egor LGA and Owan West LGA. Below is breakdown of the full results as announced by INEC: AA \u2013 155; ACD \u2013 1,350; ACPN \u2013 3,184; APC \u2013 319,483; APGA \u2013 876; CPP \u2013 226; ID \u2013 99; KOWA \u2013 75; LP \u2013 182; NPPP \u2013 125; NCP \u2013 294; NNPP \u2013 118; PDC \u2013 1,289; PDP \u2013 253,173; PPA \u2013 855; PPN \u2013 112; SDP \u2013 72; UPP \u2013 431; YDP \u2013 200. Related articles across the web \tAPC scared of losing Edo, they made INEC postpone election - Ladoja \tEdo gov poll: PDP asks court to disqualify APC candidate \tOshiomhole has lost the confidence of Edo people, says Governor Wike \tHausa community endorse Obaseki, deputy \tFayose: Postponement Of Edo Guber Election A Bad Signal For Democracy, Says; "I Warned Nigerians"