DELTA 2023: Omo-Agege widens winning spree, floors Oborevwori, Ogboru, Gbagi in a fresh poll
…Deltans may witness a leadership change in the state
A fresh poll has revealed that Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, the flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress Party, APC, in Delta state, is still projected to win the 2023 governorship election in the state.
The poll shows that there seems to be a decisive resolve by Deltans to effect a leadership change in the state, as the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has again defeated with a wide margin the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Great Ogboru and Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in the online poll.
The result of the week long poll which was powered by the well respected Niger Delta leading newspaper, the GbaramatuVoice, on its micro-blogging site, Twitter, was released on the evening of Sunday, January 29, 2023.
Going by the result as released, the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Ovie Omo-Agege of APC garnered 67% of the total vote cast to snatch the victory while Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party came a distant second with 27% of the vote cast.
In the same vein, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Great Ogboru, polled 5% of the total vote cast while Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, recorded 1% showing in the process.
Similar to the first leg of the online poll organized and released on June 6, 2022, a comparative glance at the two exercises, reveals that the Deputy Senate President has not only maintained his first position, but has visibly widened his winning spree from 61.4% to 67%.
The latest result on the other hands saw Sheriff Oborevwori nosedive from 32.6% in the previous to abysmal 27% in the present outcome.
Interpretatively, what the latest performance on the above indicates is that Sheriff Oborevwori has both visibly and glaringly lost his support base and PDP as a party lost grip of commanding height of followership and may be on its way out of Osadebe House.
Great Ogboru recorded a minute improvement of 5.9% from his traditional 5%. Despite this tiny improvement, Chief Great may require the strength of a bulldozer to remain relevant in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. Same fate is applicable to the Former Minister for State (Education) and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Chief Kenneth Gbagi.
It would be recalled that GbaramatuVoice as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and agenda setting geared towards 2023 general election, initiated the online polling exercise to determine the strength of individual candidates and their acceptability, while assisting electorate make informed decisions.