Ruling party win election re-run
Nigeria’s ruling party (People’s Democratic Party) candidate Emmanuel Uduaghan won the Niger Delta election on Thursday with 275,253 votes out of 433,312 valid votes cast.
Great Ogboru of the Democratic People’s Party came second with 138,244 votes.
The election occured because the ruling party candidate had his original election overturned by the courts for election irregularities.
The result is significant because Presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for April this year.
Registration for the main elections begins on 15th January.