The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jude Ogbimi has emerged as winner of Saturday’s Isoko North Constituency by-election in Delta State.
The The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer for the by-election, Professor Christopher Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, FUPRE declared him the winner on Sunday.
He said that 11 political parties participated in the Delta State House of Assembly by-election.
Onosemuode said Ogbimi scored 29,421 votes to defeat eight other candidates.
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He said the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Emmanuel Tabuko, came second with 2,543 votes while the candidate of the ADP, Agose Ogagaoghene, came third with 66 votes.
He said, “I, Prof Christopher Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun, Delta State, hereby declare that Mr Jude Ogbimi of the PDP having scored the highest number of valid votes is hereby declared winner of the Isoko North Constituency by-election and returned elected. The PDP candidate is hereby declared winner in line with electoral guidelines.”
The House of Assembly by-election followed the death of former Majority Leader of the House, Tim Kome Owhefere.