Edo State APC Primaries held across the state yesterday, October 4, 2018, and vying for the House of Representative’s candidacy in Esan North East/ Esan South East constituency is Prince Odi Okojie, the husband of Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson and an opponent, Mr Joe Ikpea.
Early results that came in suggested that Prince Okojie led the polls in different wards across his constituency and would have defeated his opponent by a wide margin.
But In an unfortunate turn of events, it appeared the elections were cancelled statewide. It was revealed that some unscrupulous persons were trying to hijack the elections hence the decision to have it cancelled.
A statement released by the APC’s AG National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena condemned the elections claiming it was conducted by unauthorized persons.
Meanwhile the state governor, Godwin Obaseki had issued a Congratulatory message to all the winners he said emerges from the exercise which reports from the state adjudged as peaceful.
Prince Odi Okojie, for example, had reportedly won the hearts of many citizens of the state after they came out en masse to vote for him.
There is no new date for a repeat of the elections yet.
Here is the result of the elections held in different wards;
Esan North East LGA
Odi Okojie- 314
Joe ikpea- 7
Odi Okojie- 805
Joe ikpea- 24
Odi Okojie- 296
Joe ikpea- 23
Esan South East
Odi Okojie- 282
Joe ikpea- 75
Odi Okojie- 483
Joe ikpea 245
Odi Okojie- 750
Joe ikpea- 25