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Speaker wins PDP governorship primaries in Delta

By Gabriel Elozino

Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has won the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in the state.

Sheriff pulled 590 votes of the 821 valid delegate votes cast during the election, leaving his closest rival David Edevbie in a distant second with 113 votes.

Serving Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, Senator James Manager, came third with 83 votes. Deputy Governor of the State, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, polled 9 votes. A total of 824 delegates were accredited and voted in the election out of which 3 votes were voided.

Thirteen aspirants were present at the Steven Keshi stadium where the election took place. They are Chief Ike Aghwarionovwe, Dr Abel Esievo, Peter Mrakpor (SAN), Sen. James Manager, David Edevbie, Brandus Angozi, Chris Oyovwe, Lucky Idike and Fred Majemite. Others were Barrister Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Hon. Ejiefe Odebala, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Sir Bright Onajefe-Gift.

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Voting commenced at exactly 3:20 pm with Aniocha North Local Government delegates casting their votes first.

Declaring Sheriff as the PDP governorship candidate for Delta, the chairman of the electoral committee, Mr Ndubushi Nwobu, emphasized the need for the party to remain united and maintain its winning streak in the state.

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