The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday declared Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the January 6 governorship rerun in Delta State.
Uduaghan, a former governor of Delta, scored 275,253 votes to beat his closest rival, Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic Peoples Party, who polled 138, 244 votes.
The PDP candidate got the bulk of his votes from Warri South-West (50,933), Warri South (48,659) and Warri North (37,139), three local government areas that are home to his Itsekiri tribe and their Ijaw neighbours.
Uduaghan also won in Ethiope West, the Urhobo home local government of his predecessor and godfather, Chief James Ibori; Patani; Burutu, Bomadi (all home to the Ijaw), and Isoko South, with substantial Ijaw population.
He also won in Ika North-East, Ika South, Oshimili North, Aniocha North, Ndokwa East and Aniocha South.
Ogboru won in all Urhobo local government areas ,except Ethiope West, the home of Ibori.
The local governments he won were Ethiope East, Ukwuani, Ndokwa West, Isoko North, Oshimili North, the state capital, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu, Uvwie
The returning officer, Dr. Gabriel Ada, said the DPP and PDP achieved one quarter of the votes cast in at least two-thirds of the local government areas.
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