Mr Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party -PDP has won a second term as governor of Edo State defeating Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressive Congress-APC.

Governor Obaseki was returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly-contested poll conducted on Saturday.

INEC Returning Officer for the poll, Professor Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, declared the governor as the winner on Sunday at the INEC office in Benin City, which doubled as the final collation centre.

Mr Godwin Obaseki secured 307,955 of the total votes, while his closest rival Ize-Iyamu, got 223, 619 votes.