Mr Benedict Etanabene, the Labour Party candidate, has been declared winner of Saturday’s National Assembly elections into Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency seat in Delta State, The PUNCH reports.
To emerge victorious, Etanabene, a lawyer and former staff of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, defeated a former two-term member of the House of Representatives and PDP candidate, Evelyn Oboro and APC candidate, Mr Henry Baro.
With Etanabene’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Labour Party in Delta State has won two seats in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly.
The results announced by INEC on Monday night, showed Labour Party polling 37,107 of the total votes cast in the election while the PDP candidate, Oboro, who came second, scored 29,917 votes and the APC candidate, Baro, polled 22,388 votes to come third.
With the result, Labour Party becomes the first opposition party in Delta State to win the House Representatives seat for Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency.
The party had earlier won the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency seat, having defeated the incumbent PDP candidate and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu at the polls.
Reacting, Etanabene who could not hide his joy commended the people of Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Constituency for voting massively for Labour Party at the polls and ensuring his emerging victorious.