Uduaghan, Ibori Loyalists Win Delta Assembly Primary
Former political appointees as well as loyalists of Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and the daughter of former Governor, Chief James Ibori, Saturday clinched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) tickets in their various constituencies at the PDP primaries for the 2015 House of Assembly elections in Delta.
The result showed the stronghold of both Ibori and Uduaghan as custodians of Delta State politics. All their loyalists won at their respective constituencies.
In Aniocha North State Constituency, Mr. Uzomah Idabor won the ticket, while Lady Angela Nwaka won in Aniocha South. Hon Isaac Ulebor won in Ika South, while Tony Elekeokwuri won in Ika North East.
In Isoko South Constituency I, former Commissioner in charge of Special Duties (Infrastructure), Barr (Mrs) Oreze Esievo emerged winner in a very tight race.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Delta Assembly, Hon. Johnson Erijo who represents Isoko South Constituency II was returned unopposed.
In Isoko North Constituency, incumbent member of the State House of Assembly, Hon Tim Owhefere emerged winner.
In Ughelli South, Comrade Reuben Izeze, another Uduaghan political aide in charge of protocol won the election, while in Ughelli North Constituency, Prince Eric Oharisi won.
Hon Dennis Omovie, representing Warri South Constituency II defeated seven other strong contenders to emerge victorious in that race, while in Warri South Constituency I, incumbent House member, Hon. Omawumi Udoh lost to another Uduaghan aide, Godwin Toristseju Abigor.
Incumbent Commissioner on the board of DESOPADEC, Hon Michael Diden (aka Ejele) clinched the ticket in Warri North Constituency.
Though the exercise in Uvwie recorded protests following the sudden change of the venue of the primary, the incumbent House member, Hon Efe Ofobruku won the contest after eight others were said to have step-down for him. However one of the candidate, Barr. Ovo Agbaja who claimed he was not aware of the change of venue said he would challenge the result.
Incumbent House member, Hon Keston Okoro representing Udu Constituency lost to a former commissioner in the state, Chief Moses Odibo in a keenly contested primary.
In Ethiope West Constituency, Ms. Erhiatake Ibori, the first daughter of Chief James Ibori, won the primary.
Incumbent House member representing Ndokwa East, Hon Friday Osanebe won the ticket while Hon Azuka Azaka got the ticket in Ndokwa West just as incumbent member of the House representing Ukwuani, Hon Adolphous Ojo also won.
In Oshimili South, incumbent Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Peter Onwasanya won the primary.
Results from Burutu, Bomadi and Warri South West were still sketchy as at the time of this repor