Again, Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu Wins PDP Ticket
*Okowa’s daughter, Anyafulu pick assembly tickets
*Uduaghan’s daughter fails Assembly bid in Warri North
*Ibori’s daughter, Igbakpa tie in House of Reps seat contest
Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba
The Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has secured a return ticket as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a third term to represent the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency.
Elumelu yesterday polled a total of 80 votes out of the total votes cast by 132 delegates during the House of Representatives primary elections held in Asaba, Delta.
Also, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s daughter, Marilyn Okowa-Daramola and former Commissioner for Child’s Rights Matters under the Okowa administration, Bridget Anyafulu, yesterday emerged among successful candidates out of the handful of female aspirants that contested different tickets for Delta State House Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okowa’s daughter, who is a lawyer, won the party’s ticket for Ika North-East while Anyafulu, a lawyer and journalist, won that for Oshimili South constituency.
However, attempt by Orode Uduaghan, daughter of former governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan was unsuccessful as she could only garner seven votes in the primary election for the Warri North state constituency won by Fred Martins, who scored 25 votes to beat the other contestants.
Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, Daughter of former governor James Ibori and the incumbent, Ben Igbakpa, reportedly tied in a fiercely contested primary election for the Ethiope (Ethiope West and Ethiope East) federal constituency forcing the party to withhold declaration of results of the exercise.
Mrs. Shimite Bello, a visible figure in the Okowa’s administration, also failed in her attempt to clinch PDP’s ticket for Oshimili North as she was beaten by Frank Esenwah.
The immediate past Commissioner for Works, James Augoye, won the ticket for Okpe constituency while Bernard Odior won the Isoko North PDP ticket.