Results for the Senate and House of Representatives in last Saturday’s election in Delta state started trickling out on Monday evening.
After a rather slow and tiring process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released some of the results in the Delta Central and South Senatorial Districts.
In Delta Central, the incumbent senator, representing the district, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, emerged winner, having polled 111,100 votes.
According to the Returning Officer of the contest, Professor Godfrey Ariavie, who called the results out in Ughelli, Omo-Agege defeated his closest opponent and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Evelyn Oboro, who polled 99,422 votes.
Also, the candidate of the APC for the Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, Revd Ejiroghene Waive, was declared winner of the election, polling a total of 41,385.
Returning Officer of the contest, Dr. Igbinoba Eghosa, said Waive thrashed his closest candidates of the PDP, Hon Samuel Marierie, who polled 35,126 and the incumbent, Hon Solomon Awhinawhi, who is the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and polled 11,098 votes.
At the Delta South Senatorial District, results were yet to be released.
As at the time of filing this report, results for Warri Federal Constituency were still not fully ready.
Out of the three council areas of the constituency, only two had been ready as at 6:40pm.
Declaring those of Warri South and Warri North at Nana College, GRA, Warri, the Returning Officer for the constituency, Dr Samuel Osifo, said he was still waiting for results from Warri South-West.
In Warri South, the candidate of the PDP, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, polled 23,016 against the incumbent and candidate of the SDP, Hon Daniel Reyeineiju, who scored 3,733, and the candidate of the APC, Mr Alex Eyengho’s 7,291.
In Warri North, PDP polled 25,788, against SDP’s 8,326 and APC’s 4,921.