Government & Politics

Jams Manager Wins Senate Seat For 5th Term

Incumbent Senator James Manager of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Delta South senatorial seat.

Manager polled 258, 812 votes to dust Uduaghan who grabbed 125,776 votes, with the former winning with a margin of 133,036 votes.

The results were announced Tuesday morning at Oleh the INEC Returning Officer in charge of the area, Prof Oladipupo Adesina of the University of Benin.

Meanwhile, the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC declared Senator Manager of the PDP as winner of the senatorial election in Delta South for the fifth time.

Prophet Jones Erue, state chairman of the APC while fielding questions from Warri Today, an online medium, declared that there was no election in Delta South Senatorial District except in the two local government areas of Warri South and Isoko South.

Erue said what happened in the last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections was a fraud and his party has rejected the outcome of the exercise in its entirety.

“That was a fraud. There was no election in Delta South Senatorial district. The only places they had election were Isoko South and Warri South.

“There was no election in every other place in the district. The ballot boxes for other LGAs were hijacked and thumb printed by thugs.

“I’ll send you a video to show you. So, declaring Manager as winner is a fraud. There was no election and card readers were not used. Soldiers and police in connivance INEC officials aided the rigging and fraudulent act.

“INEC was fraudulent because they (Security operatives and INEC) were induced by Manager and PDP in the state from the stolen wealth of the common man in the society.

“Voters were not allowed to exercise their civic rights. The result cannot stand. INEC should stop playing the people. There was no election in Delta South.

“Any result being announced aside Isoko South is fraudulent. They collected money from PDP and Manager. I’ll send you the video tape,” he threatened.

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