- Rt Honorable Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the winner of the 2023 Delta State Governorship election, defeating Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Kennedy Pela of the Labour Party.
- Oborevwori won 21 out of the 25 local government areas in Delta State.
- Oborevwori’s victory highlights PDP’s continued popularity in the Niger Delta region, and his campaign focused on infrastructure, education, healthcare, and environmental issues.
Asaba, Delta State (MandyNews.com) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Rt Honorable Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the Delta State Governorship election held on March 18th, 2023.
Oborevwori triumphed over his main rival, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Kennedy Pela of the Labour Party.
Announcing the results at the INEC Collation Center in Asaba, the Delta State capital, the INEC State Returning Officer Prof Georgewill Owunari, Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University, declared that Sheriff Oborevwori amassed a total of 360,234 votes.
In contrast, APC’s Senator Ovie Omo-Agege secured 240,229 votes, while Labour Party’s Kennedy Pela trailed with 48,047 votes.
Oborevwori’s victory was underpinned by his strong performance in 21 of the 25 local government areas (LGAs) in Delta State. The remaining four LGAs were won by the APC candidate.
This decisive win cements the PDP’s dominance in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, which has long been a stronghold for the party.
The election was marked by a relatively peaceful atmosphere, with security agencies maintaining order and only a few isolated incidents of violence reported.
Observers have commended INEC for the successful conduct of the polls, noting that the electoral process was largely transparent, free, and fair.
Rt Honorable Sheriff Oborevwori, a seasoned politician and former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, will assume office as the new Governor of Delta State, succeeding incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who has completed his constitutionally mandated two terms in office.
Oborevwori’s victory underscores the PDP’s continued popularity in the region and highlights the party’s ability to maintain its stronghold in the face of mounting competition from the APC.
During his campaign, Oborevwori emphasized his commitment to key areas such as infrastructure development, education, healthcare, and youth empowerment.
He also promised to tackle the challenges of environmental degradation and poverty in the oil-producing areas of the state, pledging to work towards a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The opposition APC has yet to officially concede defeat or react to the election results. However, it is expected that the party will closely scrutinize the election process and may challenge the outcome in court if it finds any irregularities.
With the conclusion of the Delta State Governorship election, all eyes now turn to the upcoming gubernatorial elections in other states, as well as the general elections scheduled for 2023.
These elections will serve as a crucial test for Nigeria’s democratic institutions and provide an opportunity for the nation’s political parties to demonstrate their commitment to the principles of good governance and the rule of law.
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