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Okowa Wins Governorship Election in Delta

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Ifeanyi Okowa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Ifeanyi Okowa, the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Delta.

The Returning Officer for the election, Bio Nyananyo, announced in Asaba that Okowa polled 724,680 votes to beat his closest rival, Great Ogboru of the Labour Party, who got 130,028 votes.

O’tega Emerhor of All Progressives Congress (APC) finished in the 3rd position with 67,825 votes.

Nyananyo said that Okowa won in 21 local government areas out of the 25 in the state while Ogboru clinched the remaining four LGAs.

“Okowa, having won the highest votes in the elections, which was contested and having satisfied the provisions of the law is hereby returned as winner and governorship-elect for Delta”, he declared.

He announced that 18 political parties participated in the governorship election while there were 2, 044,372 registered voters and 1,017,796 accredited voters.

He said the exercise recorded 931,808 valid votes while 24,913 ballots were rejected.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

2 Comments

  1. Ada

    April 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    To God be thy glory forever, I pray he rules with the fear of God.

  2. nene+

    April 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Congrats Okowa. Please lead intelligently.
    Bring on every good idea from all the contestants and encourage all to move to move the state forward.

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