By Ovie Okpare
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winners of the Saturday’s National Assembly elections in Delta Central and Delta South Senatorial Districts of Delta State.
Chief Ede Dafinone, a renowned accountant and World Guiness Book holder, won in Delta Central senatorial district, while Hon. Thomas Joel-Onowakpo, a former Chairman of the Delta Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR) won in Delta South.
The Returning Officer for Delta Central, Prof. Ezekiel Agbalagba, announced Dafinone as the winner at the INEC Collation Centre in Ughelli.
According to Agbalagba, Dafinone of the APC polled 109,197 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ighoyota Amori, who scored 101,385 votes to come second.
The commission also announced that the candidate of APGA, Mr. Peter Omaruaye, scored 17,523 to come distant third, while the NNPP polled 4,721 votes.
Others parties with their votes are as follow; SDP – 3,568; APM – 1,195; NRM – 728; ADP -1,341; A – 513; ADC – 3,517; YPP – 967; ZLP – 2,193 and AA -336.
Meanwhile, Hon. Joel-Onowakpa has defeated the candidate of the PDP for Delta South, Prince Micheal Diden alias Ejele in the keenly contested election.
According to the results announced on Tuesday at INEC office in Oleh, APC candidate polled 49,955 votes as against the 47,656 scored by PDP to win the election.
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