A picture shows presidential campaign posters of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-election for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohamma ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan,
has congratulated the governor-elect, Ifeanyi Okowa, saying his
victory affirmed the performance and supremacy of the People's
Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Sunny Ogefere, the governor's spokesperson, said Uduaghan
welcomed the success of the PDP as "a total victory for all
He commended the members of the PDP in the State as well as
the electorate for renewing their faith and trust in the PDP to pilot the
affairs of the State for the next four years.
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He thanked citizens for their peaceful conduct during and
after the elections and assured that development strides in the state
under Okowa would be rapid, peaceful and progressive.
The governor assured that the transition will be smooth and
called on all other political parties that contested the elections to
accept defeat, embrace the winner and help to create an atmosphere of peace
and development in Delta State.
"My appeal to all Deltans is that we should remain calm
and peaceful as we look forward to more dividends of democracy from PDP
administration in the state," he said.
Uduaghan enjoined parties and contestants that were
aggrieved to channel their grievances lawfully to the appropriate quarters or
approach the elections tribunals for redress rather than take the laws
into their hands.
Okowa, has been
declared the winner of
the last Saturday's Delta State governorship
election, as he polled a total
of 724 680 votes to defeat his Labour
Party Peoples (LP) counterpart, Great
Ogboru who managed 130 028
All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate,
Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, was third with 67825 votes to come third in the