PDP Wins Delta State Assembly Bye-Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jude Ogbimi, winner of Isoko North State Constituency bye-election.

The State House of Assembly bye-election was conducted on Saturday following the death of former Majority Leader of the House, Tim Owhefere.

According to INEC, 11 political parties participated in the election.

Announcing the result on Sunday, the returning officer, Prof Christopher Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, said Ogbimi scored 29, 421 votes to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Tabuko, who scored 2,543 and others.

 

“I, Prof Christopher Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, hereby declare that Mr Jude Ogbimi of the PDP, having scored the highest number of valid votes, is hereby declared winner of the Isoko North Constituency bye-election,” he declared.

Meanwhile, the APC Publicity Secretary in the state, Sylvester Imonina, has accused the PDP of allegedly sabotaging the sanctity of ballots at the poll.

 

But the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Ifeanyi Osuoza dismissed the allegation.

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