Edo State

Edo State

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Edo State is an inland state in central southern Nigeria. Its capital is Benin City. It is bounded in the north and east by Kogi State, in the south by Delta State and in the west by Ondo State.

History

Edo State was formed on August 27, 1991 when Bendel State was split into Edo and Delta States.

Governors

The 1992 gubernatorial election, pitting John Odigie Oyegun (the SDP candidate) against Lucky Igbinedion (the NRC candidate) was annulled on February 4 of that year by the electoral tribunal. Among Igbinedion's claims were that the Oba of Benin and one of his chiefs, Nosakhare Isekhure, unfairly supported Oyegun. Oyegun's victory was upheld on March 18, 1992.

On March 20, 2008, an election tribunal nullified the election of Oserheimen Osunbor People's Democratic Party, and declared erstwhile labour leader Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of the Action Congress as the winner. The decision was based on several voting irregularities.

Local Government Areas

Edo State consists of the following Local Government Areas:
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