The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate polled 307,955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who scored 223,619 votes.
Twelve other parties fielded candidates in the election but showed no strength at all.
According to the results announced by the Returning officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, Obaseki won in 13 of the 18 Local Government Councils. while Ize-Iyamu won in five – all in the northern senatorial district.
INEC collation officer for Orhionmwon Council said results for Ward 7, with 7,600 votes and Ward 8 with 7,896 votes, totalling 15,496 votes, were cancelled for irregularities, but APC agents protested. The returning officer promised to look into the complaints.
The Collation Officer for Etsako Central said an INEC official was shot and another INEC staff member was injured on the face.
He noted that both of them were battling with their lives in an hospital.
At the end of vote tally, the APC agent declined to sign the result form.
The PDP agent, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a member of the House of Representatives, hailed INEC and security agencies for doing a good job to strengthen democracy.
He noted that everybody was a winner and urged all Edo residents to join hands with Obaseki to move the state forward.
Immediately after the announcement of the final results, Obaseki’s teeming supporters and PDP members jubilated on the streets, especially at the strategic Ring Road, near the Oba of Benin palace; the Government House, Benin; singing, drumming, dancing and chanting four plus four, indicating another four years for the governor.
Obaseki hailed Edo people and supporters for their display of immense courage and support.
He expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, INEC, security agencies and others who participated in the election