Member representing Delta Central Senatorial District under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Wednesday emerged as the candidate in the primary election held at Ovwian, Udu local government area of Delta state.
The Returning Officer, Major General Lawrence Onoja, while declaring the result, said Senator Ovie Omo-Agege polled a total of 2,360 out of the 2,414 votes cast, emerging as winner of the election, against Chief O’tega Emerhor who scored zero and 54 as invalid votes.
Onoja said: “As the Returning Officer of the APC Senatorial primaries held at Udu, I hereby declare Senator Ovie Omo-Agege winner.”
Omo-Agege who spoke with newsmen after the primary election said he is overwhelmed on the confidence his people repose on him by voting him to go back and represent Urhobo nation because of his performance.
Omo-Agege said: “I know nothing about what happened anywhere else. This is the only primaries approved by the national working committee of the party, empowered by the guidelines.
“It was a revalidation for the services I have rendered to the Urhobo nation. The people who voted for me they know me.
“They can trust me that I have all it takes to go into the contest and win on behalf of the party. I am very confident.
“Those with plans to rig the elections, they had better perish that thoughts. The federal might they had used in the past against me is no longer in place.
“The message we got from the Osun election is that if you are not on ground don’t think of it.”