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Delta Deputy Gov Snubs Okowa, Stump Out of Venue of PDP Gov’ship Primary

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

Deputy Governor of Delta State, Dcn Kingsley Otuaro, on Wednesday, snubbed his boss, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, by stumping out of the Asaba Township Stadium, venue of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary.

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Angry Otuaro walked out of the venue at 6:34p.m, shortly after the sorting out of the votes cast by delegates of the party and it was obvious he had been disgraced.

His boss, Gov Okowa, was still on ground, relishing the the fact that his prodigy, Speaker Sheriff Oborevwori, one of the governorship aspirants, was coasting home victory even before counting started.

Sorting had started proper at 5:40p.m, counting 6:39p.m and ended exactly 8:38p.m amid a heavy downpour that began 6:30p.m and stopped 7:30p.m.

In the midst of the downpour, preferred candidate of Governor Okowa, Oborevwori, polled 590 and was declared winner by the official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from Abuja who presided over the process.

Coming distant second in the poll was a prodigy of former Governor James Ibori, Chief David Edevbie, who polled 113 votes to push five-time Senator James Manager to the third position with 83 votes.

Deputy Governor Otuaro, who stumped out of the venue before the counting started to perhaps express his disenchantment, scored a paltry nine votes.

Fourteen aspirants jostled for the top job, but only 13 aspirants were present at the venue of the primary on Wednesday which held at the Asaba Township Stadium under a heavy security network.

Conspicuously absent from the exercise among the 13 aspirants was former Minister of State for Education, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, who had, 48 hours to the primary, pulled out, citing alleged pre-primary irregularities masterminded by Governor Okowa.

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