The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 Delta State House of Assembly, Ndokwa East Constituency contest.
Osanebi polled 86 votes to beat five other contenders for the position, including Mr Asamota Emeka, 42 votes, Victor Smile, eight votes, Ugbomah Philip, who scored six votes, Ugochukwu Prince Ogbuenyi, one vote and Izi Ann, zero vote.
The keenly contested primaries which was held at Ashaka, a boundary community of Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West local government areas saw the six contender’s fates being decided by the 143 accredited delegates for the election.
The Returning Officer for the election, Dr Henry Sakpra, declared the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi the winner, having scored the highest votes in line with the electoral guidelines of the PDP primaries.
Osanebi who is to face the entire people of Ndokwa East for their votes for the third time to represent them in the Delta State legislature, said his first and second tenures have been very fulfilling as he had used the position to enhance quality of lives and infrastructure in the local government area.
Stressing that victory is sure in the general election, the Deputy Speaker said: “we return all the glory to God for this privilege once again. You know, man can aspire, but it’s only God that can give position. I thank our people for the trust they reposed on me. They have today shown me love again, and I will double my effort to ensure the transformation of our land”.
He thanked the other contenders for their sportsmanship and called on them and their supporters to join hands with him to build a stronger platform that will give victories to all PDP candidates in the general election.
“I commend my brothers for their sportsmanship. I want to also congratulate them for the attempt. We must put all that transpired during this process that ended today behind us and work to enhance a robust synergy that will strengthen the party more in Ndokwa East. Our goal is to record landslide victory at all levels in the forth coming general election.” Osanebi stated.
The election attracted political big wigs and opinion leaders in the PDP family of Ndokwa East local government area.