The Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has bagged the governorship ticket of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.
The Senator polled a total of 1,190 votes and was returned unopposed by a total of 1,235 accredited delegates of the party at the APC governorship primary.
The event which was held at the premises of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Asaba, saw the Deputy Senate President emerge as the sole aspirant in the primaries.
Announcing the results, the APC Returning Officer, Mrs Oyibo Nwaneri, declared Omo-Agege as the winner, having polled the majority of the votes cast.
In his remarks, Omo-Agege said: “Today, the APC in Delta has spoken with one voice. We may have had our differences in the past, but we have been able to reconcile ourselves.
“With my emergence as the party flagbearer for the 2023 governorship in Delta State, the APC is very determined to take over the reign of affairs in Delta.
“And we are prepared to achieve that with the support of our members and the people of Delta.”
The party primary was attended by some notable chieftains of the APC in Delta, including Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and Chief O’tega Emerhor, a former governorship candidate of the APC in Delta.
Others were Mrs Ngozi Olejeme, a former PDP governorship aspirant who recently defected to the APC among others.