NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Godwin Obaseki is leading Osagie Ize-Iyamu with with over 14,000 votes according to the results announced so far by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
As of 12:45am on Sunday, the commission had declared results in four local government areas.
In Igueben, Obaseki polled 7,870 votes, while Ize-Iyamu garnered 5,199 votes. In Esan central, the PDP candidate secured 10,964 votes while his rival trailed with 6,719 votes, and in Esan north-east, Obaseki polled 13,579 votes, leaving Ize-Iyamu with 6,559 votes, in Esan south-east, Obaseki secured 10,565 votes ahead of his opponent’s 9,237 votes.
The total votes of the candidates in the four local government areas are PDP: 42,708, APC, 27,714, leaving a margin of 14,994.
Results were still being collated across LGAs in the state as of the time of filing this report.