Accept defeat — PDP tells Omo-Agege
The spokesperson for the Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign and State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, has called on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Delta State gubernatorial election, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, to accept defeat and congratulate the PDP’s Sheriff Oborevwori, who emerged as the winner of the election held on Saturday, March 18th, 2023.
In a statement released on Monday, March 20th, following the announcement of Oborevwori’s victory, Aniagwu urged Omo-Agege to do the needful expected of a democrat and concede defeat, describing Oborevwori’s victory as well-deserved.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Oborevwori polled a total of 360,234 votes to emerge victorious over his closest rival, Omo-Agege, who got 240,229 votes, while the Labour Party candidate, Ken Pela, polled 48,047 votes. The PDP candidate won in 21 out of the 25 Local Government Areas of the state.
Aniagwu further reminded the APC that it had won six State Constituencies, and therefore could not turn around to describe the election as non-compliant with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 as amended.
It can be recalled that the gubernatorial election in Delta State was keenly contested by various political parties. However, Oborevwori emerged victorious and is set to take over from the incumbent Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who is completing his second term in office.