The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Delta State governorship election.
The State INEC Collation Officer and vice-chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Onuwari Georgewill, made the declaration on Monday in Asaba.
Mr Georgewill said Mr Oborevwori polled 360,234 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressive Party (APC), who scored 240,229.
“Sheriff Oborevwori, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the governorship election and returned elected,” he said.
Mr Georgewill said that Kennedy Pela of the Labour Party came third with 48,027 votes, while Great Ogboru of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) came fourth with 11,021 votes.
He said the number of registered voters was 3,221,687, while the total number of accredited voters was 710,829.
Mr Georgewill added that the total number of rejected votes was 15,384, and the total votes cast was 687,121.
A breakdown of the results on a local government basis, as announced by the local government collation officers, showed that Mr Oborevwori won in 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs), while Mr Omo-Agege won in four out of the 25 LGAs of the state.
Mr Oborevwori won in Ika North East, Aniocha North, Ndokwa East, Ika South, Patani, Sapele, Aniocha South, Uvwie, Okpe, Bomadi, Ethiope East, Oshimili North, Warri South, and Oshimili South.
He also won in Isoko North, Ethiope West, Isoko South, Ukwuani, Ndokwa West, Warri North, Burutu, and Warri South West.
Mr Omo-Agege won in Udu, Uvwie, Ughelli South and Ughelli North.