Incumbent Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki had an early lead this Sunday morning as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) began the formal announcement of results of polls conducted across the state on Saturday.

The results of the Edo State governorship election which was held yesterday are currently being announced by the electoral body, INEC. Those which have been released come from 13 local government areas cutting across the three senatorial districts of Edo South, Edo Central and Edo North.

Among 14 candidates vying for the state’s top political seat, the leading contenders are the incumbent, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Out of the 13 local government areas, Obaseki of the PDP has clinched 11 while Apc’s Ize-Iyamu has 2.

Five local governments’ results are  yet to be released.

The  results of the 13 local governments also showed that Obaseki had polled 243,604 votes while Ize-Iyamu had 154,192.

See the results released so far below:

Result: Esan West (as announced by INEC)

APC – 7,189
PDP – 17,434

Result: Oredo (as announced by INEC)

APC – 18,365
PDP – 43,498

Result: Etsako West (as announced by INEC)

APC – 26,140
PDP – 17,959

Result: Ovia North-East (as announced by INEC)

APC – 9,907
PDP – 16,987

Result: Esan South-East (as announced by INEC)

APC – 9,237
PDP – 10,565

Result: Owan West (as announced by INEC)

APC – 11,193
PDP – 11,485

Result: Owan East (as announced by INEC)

APC – 19,295
PDP – 14,762

Result: Egor (as announced by INEC)

APC – 10,202
PDP – 27,621

Result: Uhunmwonde (as announced by INEC)

APC – 5,972
PDP – 10,022

Result: Ikpoba Okha (as announced by INEC)

APC – 18,218
PDP – 41,030

Result: Esan Central (as announced by INEC)

APC – 6,719
PDP – 10,694

Result: Esan North-East (as announced by INEC)

APC – 6556
PDP – 13,579

Result: Igueben LG (as announced by INEC)

APC – 5199
PDP – 7870