The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, is leading Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, in the Edo governorship election.
With results the results that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced so far, the PDP candidate is in an early lead with over 13,000 votes ahead of the APC candidate.
On Sunday as at 12:45am, INEC had declared results in three local government areas that include, Esan Central, Esan north-east and Igueben.
In Esan central, the PDP candidate secured 10,964 votes while his rival trailed with 6,719 votes, in Esan north-east, Obaseki polled 13,579 votes, leaving Ize-Iyamu with 6,559 votes and in Igueben, Obaseki polled 7,870 votes, while Ize-Iyamu garnered 5,199 votes.
Meanwhile, the total votes of the candidates in the three local government areas are PDP: 32,143, APC, 18,477, leaving a margin of 13,666.
As of the time of filing this report, results were still being collated across LGAs in the state.