As the collation of results of the presidential election continues nationwide, the Peoples Democratic Party has won in seven out of 18 Local Government Areas in Edo State.
At the INEC office in Benin where the collation of results continued into the wee hours of Monday, at Igueben the PDP candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, led with about 6,854 votes while the All Peoples Congress candidate, followed closely with 5,692 votes.
The outcome was not any different in Esan Central, as the PDP polled 12,003 votes while the APC polled 7,688 votes.
In Etsako Central, PDP led with 10,365 votes while APC won 8,152 votes.
At Esan North East, PDP led with 19,440 votes while APC polled 6,151 votes. At Etsako East, the PDP polled 13,071 votes while the APC polled 9,788.
At Esan West, the PDP polled 19,600 votes while the APC polled 9,578 votes.
At Ikpobaokha, PDP polled 31,373 votes while the APC garnered 18,527 votes while at Owan East, the PDP polled 12,121 votes. The APC polled 12,925 votes.
Present at the collation centre were the agents of all the political parties which took part in the election, as well as the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, and State Collation Officer, Prof. Falade Orunwense, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin.