The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jude Ogbimi, winner of the Isoko North Constituency bye-election.
INEC had conducted the State House of Assembly by-election on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, following the the death of former Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere, with eleven parties participating.
The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Christopher Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, said Gbimi scored 29, 421 votes to defeat the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Emmanuel Tabuko, who polled 2,543 and others.
According to him, the candidate of the APC, Emmanuel Tabuko, scored 2,543 votes to emerge second while the candidate of the ADP, Agose Ogagaoghene, came third with 66 votes.
“I, Prof. Christopher Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun, Delta State, hereby declare that Mr Jude Ogbimi of the PDP having scored the highest number of valid votes is hereby declared winner of the Isoko North Constituency by-election,” he declared