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Delta: Amori, Nwoko, Diden emerge PDP senatorial candidates

By Paul Michael

Senator Ighoyorta Amori, the preferred candidate of Chief James Ibori, narrowly won the Delta Central senatorial primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.

Amori, who pulled 143 votes, defeated his rival, John Nani who scored 123. Nani was said to have the blessing of incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Also, Prince Ned Nwoko, the billionaire husband of former teenage film star, Regina Daniels, on Monday, emerged the PDP Delta North Senatorial candidate. The Trumpet Gathered

Nwoko was declared the winner after scoring 242 votes to defeat his co-contestant, Paul Osaji who scored 67.

It was gathered that the emergence of Nwoko came after the two major political tendencies in Delta North put aside their differences to back Nwoko who is a popular personality in the senatorial district.

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Nwoko’s ride to obtaining the Senate ticket became easy after Okowa’s surprise pullout from the race to return to the Senate where he served for one term between 2011 and 2015 before becoming the governor of Delta State.

Meanwhile, Chief Michael Diden, popularly known as Ejele, a close political enforcer for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa also emerged as the candidate for Delta South in the PDP primaries that were concluded on Monday afternoon.

Diden, a close associate of Okowa won the Delta South Senatorial PDP ticket after he polled 176 votes against the 49 votes scored by his closest rival, Daniel Reyenieju, a former member of the House of Representatives, and 46 votes polled by Othihiwa Ayodele as well as 2 votes scored by Kent Omatseye.

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