Chinedu Nwoko on Monday emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Delta North Senatorial District for the 2023 general election.
He defeated his opponent, Paul Osaji, a business mogul, in the Senate Primary held in Asaba with 242 votes as against 67 votes polled by his opponent.
Mr Nwoko, also known as Ned, the husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, is a former member of the House of Representatives, representing the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency from 1999 to 2003.
Mr Nwoko had in 2019 contested the PDP Senate primary but lost to the incumbent, Peter Nwaoboshi, in a keenly contested election.
While declaring Mr Nwoko the winner, the PDP Election Returning Officer, Nosa Omagbon and his team, Johnbull Edema and Kelly Penawou, said the total accredited delegates were 310.
Mr Omagbon, however, declared Mr Nwoko the winner as the PDP candidate for the 2023 senate election for scoring a total of 242 votes as against 67 votes scored by Mr Oseji.
Mr Nwoko, in an interview with journalists, said the victory was the beginning of a new dawn in Delta, particularly the Delta North while expressing confidence for victory in the general election.
He assured them that his presence in the National Assembly would impact the generality of the country in areas of economy, security and infrastructural development.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was peaceful and monitored by a team of joint security agents, the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the media.
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