Omosede Igbinedion, daughter of billionaire businessman, Gabriel Igbinedion, has lost her seat in the House of Representatives to Dennis Idahosa of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Announcing this at the collation center, INEC’s returning officer, Professor Victor Igbinedion, said Dennis Idahosa polled 28,509 votes to win the Ovia South West Senatorial seat. Omosede polled a total of 23,345 votes.
Prof. Igbinedion announced that the APC candidate won 18 of the 23 wards in the constituency, while the PDP candidate won five.
Reacting, Omosede said the results announced were fictitious. On her IG page, she wrote
”We won the election but they declared ficticious results from Ovia South West, I urge my supporters to stay calm in the midst of this temptation. We are the true winners of the Ovia Federal House of Representatives seat and time shall tell.
Becoming the first female to go to the House of Representatives from Edo State is an achievement in itself. My goal was to serve the people and I can do that in any capacity. I am not desperate for any political seat and would not ever do anything that would soil my name to get it.