The people of Oleh wards 1and 2, Emede ward 5 and Irri wards 10 and 11, in Isoko south constituency 1 of Delta State, went to the polls on Saturday, September 11, to elect their representative in the State House of Assembly.

The by-election, which was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was informed by the death of the former representative of the constituency, Hon. Kenneth Ogba.

It was reported to have recorded a large turnout of voters, while one person was said to have been shot dead in Irri, and another injured in a ballot-box related violence.

Announcing the election result in Oleh, the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Christopher Onosemuode, said the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ovuakpoye Evivie, polled 6,907 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo, who secured 1,301 votes,, and the Social Democratic Party candidate, Emumena Michael, who polled 1,291 votes.

Prof Onosemuode, therefore, declared Mr. Ovuakpoye Evivie winner of the by-election and returned him elected.

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