Politics

Delta bye-election: INEC declares PDP’s candidate winner

A member of the Board of Trustee (BOT) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has described the reasons put forward for defection to All Progressives Congress (APC), by the three (3) PDP governors as baseless, illogical and untenable to the doctrines of democratic principles, norms and values.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Evivie Ovuokporie, as the winner of the Isoko South State constituency 1 in Delta State bye-election held on Saturday.

The election result was announced on Sunday morning by the returning Officer, Prof. Christopher Onosemuode, at the Constituency Collation Centre, Isoko South INEC LGA office.

The State House of Assembly seat became vacant following the death of Kenneth Ogba in June this year.

The bye-election to fill the vacant State House of Assembly seat was contested mainly by candidates of the PDP, Ovuokporie Evivie, who polled 6, 957 votes, Michael Emumena Paul, of SDP who had 1,291 votes and Dr Ogaga Ifowodo of APC who got 1,301 votes.

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