The People Democratic Party Candidates For the Bye Elections slated to take place in Bayelsa, cross-rivers and imo has emerged after going through rigors of primaries election in their various states.
In cross-rivers, a former chairman of the cross rivers state universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey has picked the party’s ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial District scheduled to hold on October 31, 2020
Urban Express News-online Correspondent gathered that the candidate, Stephen odey scored 450 votes to defeat his closet rival and member representing ogoja/Yala federal constituency in the House of Representatives, jarigbe Agom, who polled 90 votes, while the other aspirant, Dr Ogana Lukpata, Dr Mary Iji and Martha Odom followed in categories as One of the aspirants, Jarigbe Agom, rejected the outcome of the primary and said he will take necessary steps to seek redress as he alleged that many delegates were excluded from voting.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission witnessed the exercise which took place at the Ogoja council headquarters on Saturday.
The Chairman of the electoral panel, Olorogun Tebite, who described the process as peaceful and orderly, declared Odey as the winner of the primary election having scored the highest number of votes.
An INEC official, who observed the primary, Amula Timotheus, said the exercise was “conducted in line with INEC guidelines and was, therefore, satisfactory.”
In Bayelsa, the former governor of Bayelsa emerges the winner of the primaries that took place in the state, becoming the candidate of the People Democratic Party for the Bayelsa Wwest Senatorial District Bye Election
A total of 338 delegates were accredited from 347 delegates that participated in the election which recorded 334 valid votes with four invalid votes.
The former governor was the only aspirant in the exercise.
The returning officer of the PDP national panel, Nicholas Obhiseh, declared Dickson winner of the party’s special primary election held on Saturday at Sagbama, headquarters of the Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
While in imo state, Emma Okewulone was elected by the delegate of the People Democratic Party as candidate for imo North Senatorial District
Okewulonu who hails from Obowo Local Government Area, is the immediate elder brother of Chris Okewulonu, who was the Chief Of Staff to the ousted governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.
He polled 609 votes to defeat his only contender in the primary, Patrick Ndubueze, who gathered 27 votes.