Just as expected, the Peoples Democratic Party has carried the governorship election in Delta State.
The party’s candidate, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, who was overwhelming favorite, was declared the winner of the last Saturday’s Delta State governorship election in the state.
He polled a total of 724,680 votes to defeat his Labour Party Peoples (LP) counterpart, Chief Great Ogboru who scored 130,028 votes.
The result was announced at the INEC office in Asaba by the State Returning Officer, Professor Bio Nyanayo, in the early hours of Monday.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, scored 67,825 votes to come third in the election.
The victory of PDP in the state was received with wild jubilation in Asaba, the state capital, and across the state as supporters of the PDP trooped out en masse to celebrate the victory.
Okowa won 21 of the 25 local government areas of the state while Ogboru won only four council areas. The APC candidate, O’tega Emerhor, did not win in any of the local government areas.
interestingly, the opposition parties in The state have conceded defeat and congratulated the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on his victory at the just-declared Delta State April 11, 2015, governorship elections.
Working under the aegis of the Inter Party Advisory Council Of Gubernatorial Candidates in Delta State, IPAC, the opposition, in a statement, issued at an emergency press conference in Asaba, said that from the results received so far, it had been completely convinced that Senator Okowa had taken an unassailable lead in the governorship polls and will win the elections.
The statement was read by Mrs. Oluremi Mohammed, the gubernatorial candidate of the People for Change Party, PDC, on behalf IPAC even as the last result from Aniocha North was still being awaited.
“Having received reports from all over the state and conscious of the voting trends in Delta State, we have received the results as and hereby concede victory to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa,” it said.