Mr Ighoyota Amori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Delta Central Senatorial election.

Announcing the results, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Prekeyi Tawari-Fideyin, said Amori polled 116,723 votes to defeat two other contestants.

They are: Ovie Omo-Agege of the Labour Party (LP) and Halims Agoda of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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According to the returning officer, Omo-Agege scored 76,635 votes, while Agoda polled 15, 491 votes.

Following the announcement of the result, residents in Mosogar, the hometown of Amori in Ethiope West Local Government Area, took to streets in jubilation.

In his reaction, Mr Martins Aruviere, the Media Director, Omo-Agege Campaign Organisation, commended the electorates for their disposition and support for the LP.

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Aruviere who spoke on behalf of Omo-Agege, however, said INEC was not truly independent as it claimed to be.

”Results from LP strongholds were unanimously cancelled, especially in Ethiope East, Uvwie and Udu local government areas.

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”This is just the beginning, election is just the first phase, the tribunal is there to scrutinise and question the process,” he said.

Agoda could not be reached on phone for comment and did not reply to the text messages sent to his cell phone. (NAN)