Delta APC Faction Declares Pat Utomi Guber Candidate
A faction of the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Delta State has, on Monday, announced Political economist, Professor Pat Utomi, as winner and candidate for the 2019 governorship election.
Utomi emerged the APC flag bearer at a parallel governorship primary organised by the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led factional State Working Committee of the party in Asaba, the state capital.
The exercise started on Sunday evening and prolonged well into the early hours of Monday when the results of the election was declared by the returning officer, Elder Favour Adibor.
Utomi polled 2,486 votes to defeat three other aspirants for the governorship ticket of the APC at the primary which was generally peaceful.
The former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Engr. Victor Ochei, polled 801 to come a distant second while Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, a former National Deputy Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 368 to come third.
Chief Great Ogboru came fourth with 106 votes. A total of 3, 755 votes were cast by delegates.
The Punch reported that the second parallel governorship primary, which is also holding in Asaba by the Prophet Jones Erue faction, are yet to announce their result and the winner.
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