Delta State governor and People’s Democratic Party candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has officially been declared winner of the Delta State gubernatorial election held on Saturday’s, March 9, 2019.
Announcing to the results at the state collation centre in Asaba, the state collating officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Seth Accra Jaja announced that the total Number of Voters in the state is 2, 831,205 and for the 2019 gubernatorial election, a total of 1,188,784 voters were accredited for the exercise with a record of 1,178,335 votes cast. The total valid votes stood at 1,154,188 while 24,147 votes were rejected.
According to the results, Great Ovedje Ogboru, a 6th time contestant emerged first runner up with 215,938 votes with the African Democratic Congress candidate polling 2,031 votes to emerge second runner up.
Returning officer, Prof Jaja while declaring Okowa winner said, “The winner of this election is Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. He polled a total of 925,274 votes and by the power conferred on me by the electoral act, I hereby declare that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law by scoring the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected.”
Prof Jaja also commended the Resident Electoral Commissioner for ensuring a thorough electoral and transition process.
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