PDP House of Representatives Primary in Delta

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Late arrival of election materials characterized People's Democratic Party primary election for the House of Representatives in most parts of Delta State. This prompted anxiety and violence.

Accreditation started at about 4:34pm in Ughelli, Kwale, Sapele and Oleh.  There was relative peace at these centres as there were armed security operatives.

In Asaba, the primary for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency was held at the Cenotaph. Delegates were orderly while aspirants were inciting trouble. A female aspirant was fighting a local government chairman until policemen intervened. Voting is still ongoing at the venue.

In Bomadi, the process was characterized with heavy shooting by thugs. Delegates and aspirants fled to safety. The shooting was said to have started when the loyalists of a particular candidate insisted on campaigning at the venue.

Voting materials arrived Kiagbodo Primary school, venue for the Burutu Federal Constituency at 4:35pm amidst tight security.  As at the time of filling the report voting was still going on.

As at 5pm, Factnewsonline can report that there was no activity at the Warri Township, venue of the primary election. All the aspirants, who had arrived earlier along with several delegates, were kept in suspense, awaiting the arrival of party officials assigned to conduct the election.

In Ika Federal Constituency, the incumbent, Victor Nwokolo won with 57 votes while his opponents Philip Ukwadia and Martins Okonta scored 44 and 04 respectively. As at press time other results were yet to be declared.

 

Posted on December, 6 2014

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