From Michael EKOKORUWE
Delta State governorship and state houses of Assembly election was held peacefully across the various wards and units of Isoko South and North local government area of Delta State as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates for state assembly wins the two constituency seat of Isoko South local government area.
Announcing collated results at Oleh Isoko South local government area, Dr. Ezoem N. I, provost federal college of Asaba, who was the returning officer for governorship and state assembly election Isoko South said, Hon. Kenneth Ogba, candidate of PDP Isoko South constituency 1 scored 15,973 votes to defeat his closest rival hon. Okiemute Essien of the All Progressive congress, former member Delta State house who scored 7,323 votes.
He maintained that for Isoko South constituency 2, Hon. Chief Ferguson Onwo of PDP scored 27, 753 votes to win Barr. Israel A.Umueri of All Progressive Congress who scored 6,936 votes. Dr. Ezoem said, the People’s Democratic Party scored total votes of 43,730 to defeat All Progressive Congress (APC) that scored 14,259 votes in the gubernatorial election.
Election materials arrived early in all the wards and units visited even as accreditation and voting commenced by 9.30am. Eligible voters queued orderly to vote as INEC smart card readers performed better than last election which according the electorates signifies improvement.
At Olomoro ward 6, unit 4, hon. Chief Ferguson Onwo, candidate for Delta state house of assembly Isoko South constituency 2 said, “I am satisfy with the voting process; this is the most peaceful and organized election, we believe in democracy and will ensure that our votes count’.
Uzere ward 4 recorded large turnouts of voters in all the units visited. Engr. Goodluck Idele, senior special adviser to Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State for community development said, ‘the exercise is peaceful and credible, the policemen working and the army far from the voting area”.
At Oleh headquarters of Isoko South local government area, the election was peaceful and orderly. Sir Matthias Eto, former commissioner public complains commission Delta State who voted at Oleh ward 2 unit 4 said, the voting is cool and fine and eligible voters came out in large numbers to vote for the candidate of their choice.
The voting process in Isoko North also witness peaceful environment as voters were orderly in all the wards and units visited. At Akhiewe Owhe ward 6 unit 11 and 12 were Rt.hon Barr. Tim Owhefere, house leader Delta State house of assembly voted, the election was peaceful compared to last election that was highly militarized. He noted that excitement is high but for the presidential election army that caused apprehension leading to low turnout of the electorates.
Also Arch. Joseph Ogeh, commissioner for housing Delta State who voted at Iyede ward 2 unit 3 commended INEC for the peaceful exercise saying, the people have exercised their franchise as the card reader worked better than previous election. He noted that the fear of the army scared away some electorates and urged INEC to follow the law and subsequently detailed the army to stay far from the poll area.
RESULTS AS COLLATED BY INEC ISOKO NORTH:
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY HON BAR TIM PDP 30,006, APC OKPURE EKEGWURE 8,737.
GOVERNORSHIP: OKOWA PDP 29,648,