Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President, has been elected as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta.
At the APC governorship primaries held on Thursday in Asaba, Omo-Agege, who received 1,190 votes, was returned unchallenged by a total of 1,235 authorized delegates.
The deputy senate president emerged as the single candidate in the primaries, which were held at the Federal College of Education (FCE) in Asaba.
The APC Returning Officer, Mrs Oyibo Nwaneri, announced the results and proclaimed Omo-Agege the winner, with a majority of the votes cast.
Omo-Agege expressed his delight at the seamless conduct of the primaries and thanked his supporters and the whole APC family in Delta for their support.
“Today in Delta, the APC has spoken with one voice. We may have had our disagreements in the past, but we were able to work things out.
“The APC is very eager to take over the reigns of affairs in Delta now that I have been elected as the party’s flagbearer for the governorship in 2023.
“And we’re ready to do it with the help of our members and the Delta community.”
Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi and Chief O’tega Emerhor, a previous APC governorship candidate in Delta, were among the noteworthy APC chieftains that attended the party primaries.
Mrs Ngozi Olejeme, a former PDP governorship candidate who just converted to the APC, was among those who attended.