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One killed As PDP Wins Delta Assembly By-Election



People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has won the Delta State House of Assembly by-election in the Isoko South Constituency I.

The by-election held on Saturday across five wards in the constituency, was meant to fill the vacant seat occasioned by the demise of the member representing the constituency in the state’s legislative arm, Mr. Kenneth Ogba.

Announcing the election result, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Christopher Onosemuode, said the candidate of the PDP, Mr. Ovuakpoye Evivie, polled 6,907 votes against Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo of All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 1,301 votes, while the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr. Emumena Micheal scored 1,291 votes.

Onosemuode declared Evivie winner and returned elected.

Meanwhile, one person was reportedly shot dead at Irri ward 10 polling unit 5 by suspected hoodlum while to trying to snatch ballot papers being used for the election.


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