PDP’s Ifeanyi Okowa wins governorship election in Delta

Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor, Delta state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday declared Ifeanyi Okowa, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Delta state.

The Returning Officer for the election, Bio Nyananyo, announced in Asaba, the Delta state capital, that Mr. 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 the All Progressives Congress finished 3rd with 67,825 votes.

Mr. Nyananyo said Mr. Okowa won in 21 local government areas out of the 25 in the state while Mr. 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.


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  • burning spear

    President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

    The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

    This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself.

    This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.

    The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time. what a shame

    • boliatepa

      Your spear is really burning out. Got get another spear so that you don’t end up in total darkness.

    • sammy

      keep crying till 2019….before your eyes will open we are already in 2023…

  • Amechi

    Ifeanyi Okowa, Your predecessor who will be leaving office not long. He is still commissioning projects to present difficulties for your administration. My advice you have to be transparent. Goodluck and God Almighty guide your path.

  • Wesley

    This is an extremely lazy analysis at best devoid of any critical thinking one would expect to guide this write up.

    It merely reharshed past worn out arguments on removal of subsidies without any empirical proof of the supposed positive outcomes.

    The most laughable is the statement that removing subsidies would stimulate investments in local refining. Petrol is the only regulated petroleum product. Other products namely diesel, jet fuel, kerosene and others have long been deregulated. Yet we still import. Anyway, Dangote has shown the fallacy in this statement. His refinery is export based, meaning he will be exporting his products from Lekki into Nigeria.

    By the way, Venezuelans may be queuing for food but they are certainly NOT queuing for petrol. And their petrol is heavily subsidised.

    • M

      So what is more important, food or petrol? Are they going to drink petrol? Don’t you know that things are so bad in Venezuela that mothers have to prostitute themselves in other countries in order to make enough money to buy food? And don’t you know that unlike us, Venezuela has functional refineries. Is that were you want us to get to in this country?

      That you immediately criticize him for what is a very simple solution only proves your own lack of ideas. Petrol deregulation with a light government touch is what other saner countries do. That in over fifty years the government is still trying to control every aspect of the economy show how devoid of ideas they are. This form of socialist economics is what is pulling Venezuela down, and we don’t need to follow them down that road.