Official result from the twenty-five Local Government Collation Centres across Delta state has indicated that the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has taken the lead in the race for the gubernatorial seat in the state.
Results for twenty-three government areas have been concluded, while two are still being collated.
Sheriff Oborevwori, the candidate polled about 72% of the votes, while the Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the APC got 21.1% in the already concluded twenty-three local government.
The Labour Party candidate, Ken Pella, trails behind with 4%, while other parties shared the leftover.
The local government areas where collation has been concluded are; Bomadi, Burutu, Isoko North, Isoko South, Patani, Warri North, Warri South, Warri South West, Ethiope East, Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Ika North East, Ika South, Nndokwa East, Nndokwa West, Oshimili South, Oshimili North, Ukwuani, Sapele, Okpe, Ughelli South, Udu and Uvwie.
The results of Ethiope West and Ughelli North local government areas are the two still being collated.
In Ethiope West, the PDP candidate is in a comfortable lead in some of the collated Ward results, while the APC candidate trails neck to neck.
However, there have been widespread reports of vote manipulation in Ethiope West Ward 7 and Ward 8 to favor the APC candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission Electoral Officer Ethiope West council, Odiurho Rhoda Oke, and one Mrs Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu.
There are also reported falsifications of votes in Ughelli North LGA where the APC candidate hails from.
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