Breaking: Ogboru, Utomi emerge as gov candidates in parallel Delta APC primaries

Great Ogboru has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the 2019 governorship election in a parallel governorship primary held at the College of Education (Technical) Asaba, the state capital.

This is coming barely a few hours after Prof. Pat Utomi emerged also as the flag bearer of the party at another parallel governorship primary organised by Chief Cyril Ogodo-led faction.

Ogboru, who is contesting for the fifth time to rule the oil rich state, clinched the party ticket at primary conducted by the General Lawrence Onoja’s electoral panel under the Prophet Jones Erue-led faction in the state.

General Onoja, who declared the results in an exercise which began on Sunday, said Ogboru polled a total of 3,292 votes to defeat his closest rival, Engr Victor Ochei who scored 160.

Renowned political economist, Prof Utomi scored 26 votes while Dr Cairo Ojougboh polled 12.

Details later…