An election petitions tribunal sitting in Benin, Edo State, has affirmed the victory of Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the gubernatorial elections held on September 28, 2016.
Governor Obaseki’s win was challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, alleging widespread irregularities.
The head of the tribunal, Ahmed Badamosi, dismissed Mr. Ize-Iyamu’s petition.
Shortly after the pronouncement, wild celebrations broke out amongst supporters of Mr. Obaseki and the APC. Photos below: