Okowa beats Uduaghan's man to win Delta governorship ticket

Okowa beats Uduaghan's man to win Delta governorship ticket

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:22 am

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Ifeanyi Okowa: wins Delta state governorship ticket

Ifeanyi Okowa: wins Delta state governorship ticket

The incumbent Senator representing Delta north senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday night braved all the odds to emerge governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2015 general elections in the state.

Senator Okowa won the election with 406 votes against his closest rival, David Edevbie‎’s 299 votes, while Victor Ochei came distant third with 185 votes.

Edebvie was Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s candidate after he dumped Tony Obuh, a Permanent Secretary in the Government House, initially paraded as the anointed candidate.

Obuh was dumped following stories that President Jonathan would prefer an Urhobo governorship candidate to enable him get the Urhobo backing in the February election.

Enter David Edevbie, a former finance commissioner in the state and a James Ibori-Emmanuel Uduaghan loyalist.

But the aspirants from Delta North were not ready to suck in the tale, and opted for a test of strength on the field.

Senator Okowa finally emerged winner of the primary election that lasted well into Monday night and was beamed live on Africa Independent Television, AIT.

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  • Jackson Johnson says:

    Oh How i love my State,we don,t carry last,Thank you Jesus,this the beginning of the rise of Delta States.congrats Mr. Okowa pls Go and re-write the history of Delta’s. Shame unto Ibori and Uduaghan’s camps they must go to JAIL.EFCC pls watch out for Ex.Thief Uduaghan

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