The Member Representing Ika North East Constituency, Hon. Anthony Elekeokwuri and his counterpart in Ika South, Hon. Festus Okoh have won their PDP tickets to contest the 2019 Delta State House of Assembly elections.
According to our reporter who witnessed the exercise, the two lawmakers emerged during the State House of Assembly primaries held respectively at Owa-Oyibo, headquarters of Ika North-East and Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government.
Hon. Elekeokwuri who was returned unopposed emerged through affirmation by 157 delegates accredited for the election in Ika North East local government area.
While, Hon. Festus Okoh scored 95 votes to beat two others who contested the election with him at the Ika National Hall, Agbor. His closest rival, Paul Alika scored 55 votes, while the third contestant, Nduka Omodon got 4 votes in the election that also recorded four void votes.
The returning officer for Ika North East, Mr. Otalikor Oke commended the electorate for their peaceful conduct and congratulated Hon Anthony Elekeokwuri for the confidence reposed on him by his people.
Hon. Elekeokwuri praised the sincere commitment of the people of Ika North East to the growth of democracy in the council area and assured them of greater sustainable development in the locality.
For his part, Hon. Festus Okoh commended his people for believing in him and assured them of better days ahead.