The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, winner of the governorship election in Delta State.
Professor Seth Acrajaja of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa state, who served as the Returning Officer declared the results at the INEC office in Asaba
“The election was keenly contested by different candidates and Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of the PDP polled a total number of 925,274 votes to defeat his first runner up, Chief Great Ogboru of the All Progressive Congress who polled a total of 215,938 votes.’’
He said that the total number of registered voters in the state was 2,831,205, adding that the total number of accredited voters was 1,188,784.
According to him, the total number of rejected votes was 24,147 and the total number of votes cast was 1,178,335, while the total number of valid votes was 1,154,188.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okowa won in 23 out of the 25 local government areas of the state.