List Of PDP Guber Primary Winners As Uduaghan Loses In Delta

And it gets hotter! The results of the Gubernatorial primaries held nationwide ahead of the 2015 elections is out. Below is a list of successful candidates.
DELTA: Senator Okowa emerges Governorship candidate
Senator Arthur Okowa has emerged winner of the PDP governorship primaries of the PDP after beating twenty-four other aspirants.
Okowa polled 406 votes beating his closest challenger, David Edebvie who polled 299 votes.
The elections which held amidst tight security was peaceful as delegates conducted themselves orderly.
Okowa who hails from Ika North East L.G.A won the keenly contested primaries.
The returning officer Hon Sunday Karimi declared Senator Arthur Okowa winner after having polled the largest number of votes.
Senator Okowa narrowly lost the PDP primaries in 2007 to incumbent governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Ex-Speaker, Mr Victor Ochei was a distant third having polled 185 votes.
Mr Tony Obuh polled fice votes while Ndudi Elumelu had 50 votes.
Ex-minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Mr Godsday Orubebe polled 49 votes
Enugu: Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi wins Enugu ticket, Ayogu holds parallel primary
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) consensus candidate, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday overwhelmed other aspirants to pick the governor ship ticket.
He polled 933 votes against his opponent the Speaker of Enugu House of Assembly, Hon. Eugene Odo’s 26.
Senator Ayogu Eze after disagreeing with the electoral committee over the list to be used, had to organise a parallel primary where he declared himself winner with 530 votes. Two of the aspirants, Chinedu Onu and Anayo Onwards had stepped down for Ugwuanyi while Sam Onyishi withdrew at the last minute.
Members of the electoral committee include King Asara A. Asara as chairman, Nkiru Ukpai, Saratu Umar, Aleme Adeyemi and Ikeje Asogwa.
Top party members at the congress include Governor Sullivan Chime and his deputy, Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu, state chairman of the party, Ikeje Asogwa and his deputy Hon. David Ajah.
Also all the members of the National Assembly from Enugu state with the exception of Senator Ayogu Eze were present.
The former senate president, Ken Nnamani, former national chairman of PDP, Okwesilieze Nwodo, ministers, and all the statutory delegates were in attendance.
Cross River: Ayade emerges Cross River PDP guber candidate
The senator representing the northern senatorial district of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Monday.
According to the result announced by the Chairman of the electoral panel and Returning Officer, Chief Olusola Akanmode, Ayade scored 752 out of 782 votes cast in the primary election held at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Eminent lawyer Joe Agi came second with 11 votes. Godwin Jedy-Agba, though withdrew from the race, got five votes. Father Francis Eworo also got five. Nine votes were declared invalid. Peter Oti and Emmanuel Ibeshi did not get any vote.
Four other aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the primaries, and declared their support for Ayade. They included Executive Secretary, National Planning Commission, Ntufam Fidelis Ugbo, immediate past Secretary to the Government, Mr Mike Aniah, immediate past Commissioner for Works, Mr Legor Idagbo and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Larry Odey.
Adamawa: Ribadu clinches PDP guber ticket
Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu Monday won the PDP governorship ticket for Adamawa State with 688 votes.
In the primary election conducted in Abuja, Ribadu defeated five other contenders including Governor Bala Ngilari who scored 26 votes.
Other contenders and their scores are; Marcus Gundiri 33, Aliyu Kama 3, Ahmed Modibo 30, Bala Ngilari 26, and Auwal Tukur with 24 votes.
Oyo: Teslim Folarin emerges PDP gov candidate
Former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, Monday emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State just as Sen. Rashidi Ladoja picked the ticket of Accord party.
This came as a major contestant for the PDP ticket, Adebayo Alao-Akala and three other aspirants shunned the primary. They are Seyi Makinde, Femi Babalola and Isaac Owolabi. They did not show up at the primary held at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formerly Liberty Stadium), Ibadan.
Out of 198 total valid votes, Folarin polled 167 to defeat his closest candidate, Hazeem Gbolarumi, who scored 12 votes. However, Akala scored two votes while Prof. Soji Adejumo polled four and Dr Azeez Adeduntan three.
A total of 211 statutory delegates were accredited for the election, comprising members of the state and local government Executive of the party, members of the National Assembly and two members of the Board of Trustees (BoT). Ten votes were invalid.
Niger: Umar Nasko gets PDP guber ticket
The immediate past Chief of Staff of Niger State Government House Umar Mohammed Nasko Monday emerged victorious at the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries.
He defeated seven other aspirants.
Nasko polled 908 votes to defeat his closest rival Engineer Hannafi Sudan who scored 57 votes, while the deputy governor, Honourable Ahmed Musa Ibeto came distant third with 34 votes.
Former Minister of Commerce, Engineer Mustapha Bello and Saleh Darangi polled 11 votes while former Kano state Military Governor Aminu Isa Kontagora and Mohammed Dukku had no vote.
The chairman of the governorship primary committee, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye commended all the delegates for the peaceful conduct before declaring the result of the primary.
Senator Nuhu Aliyu and Commodore Peter Gana had earlier withdrawn from the primary complained of non-level playing ground for all the aspirants.
Earlier state Governor Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu sued for peaceful campaigns by political parties and their candidates as the countdown to the 2015 general elections in the country begins.
“We want to ensure peaceful campaign devoid of mudsling and blackmail. We are all coming with the same product, it is only the packaging that is different” he said adding that “politics is not about war politics is about electing who you want to lead you at a given time.”
Akwa Ibom: Udom Emmanuel clinches PDP ticket
Akwa-Ibom – Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, former Secretary to Akwa Ibom state government, has emerged winner of the ruling People’s Democratic Party’s primary election in the state.
At the primary election held at the International stadium in Uyo, the state Capital, 23 PDP aspirants were represented yet Mr. Emmanuel clinched the ticket to fly the party’s flag in the 2015 general election.
The former secretary to the state government, who hails from Onna Local Government Area of the state, clinched the governorship ticket after gathering a total of 1201 out of the 1266 votes casted by delegates but 6 votes were void.
***Ogun: Gboyega Isiaka wins PDP ticket
Despite all odds; Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conducted its gubernatorial primaries with Prince Gboyega Isiaka emerging the party’s candidate for 2015 governorship election in the state.
Isiaka who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) during the April 26, 2011 governorship polls in the state but lost to Senator Ibikunle Amosun, defeated eleven other contestants to become the PDP flagbearer.
He polled 705 votes while the closest contestant to him, Hon. Kayode Amusan, scored 151 votes. 10 other contestants including Prince Yanju Lipede, Tony Ojesina, Abiodun Akinlade scored zero votes.
Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the National and state headquarters respectively including David Asemo, Clement Idoko and the Commission’s administrative Secretary in Ogun, willieson Atiba witnessed the exercise.
The exercise, which was conducted by Bayo Dayo – led state Executive Committee began with uncertainty and accreditation of delegates could not commence until noon and voting began by 2: 25p.m amidst doubt that it may not hold following the directives by the National Leadership of the party which had ordered the postponement.
And while the trio of Amusan, Omooba Segun Adewale and Isiaka himself attended, the likes of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, Yanju Lipede, Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade among others stayed away from the exercise.
(***The result still remains inconclusive as some member of the party declares it cancelled, all eyes still on Ogun State)
Kaduna: Yero is PDP guber candidate
Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state Monday floored his opponent, Senator Haruna Zigo Aziz in the gubernatorial primary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 970 -1 vote.
The election which was held amidst tight security at Umar Musa Yar’adua Hall of Murtala Square in Kaduna was peaceful and orderly.
Indications emerged early Monday morning that the incumbent may have been endorsed as a consensus candidate of the party, this was supported when three out of the five aspirants cleared for the primary, former secretary to Kaduna state government, Samaila Lawal Yakawada, ex – minister of state for aviation, Felix Hassan Hyat and Air Comm. John Boko Ajeye (rtd) all stepped down ahead of the primary.
The consensus issue was however debunked when Sen. Aziz stood his ground for the election to hold. Though, the landslide victory at the end of the process gave credence to the fact that all the other aspirants may have agreed to lend their support to Governor Yero.
Speaking after conducting the election, Chairman of the Kaduna state PDP governorship primary committee, Dr. Steven Oru said there was level playing field for all the aspirants noting that the peaceful and orderly nature of the primary further proved the internal democracy in the ruling party.
“There is a level playing field for all aspirants. The process was free, fair and transparent to be sure that the best candidate emerged. Governor Yero recorded 970 votes, Sen. Zego Aziz had one vote and there was one invalid vote. The total vote cast is 972. We declare Governor Mukhtar Yero winner of the gubernatorial primary.”
Speaking after the election, Governor Yero commended the delegates for the orderly way they conducted themselves; “I want to thank everyone especially the delegates for finding me worthy of being the one to contest the Governor of Kaduna state in 2015. I thank Sen. Aziz and the other three contestants and pray to God to give us the understanding for us to move PDP forward in Kaduna state.”
Ebonyi: Umahi emerge as PDP guber candidate
The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) during the party’s primaries conducted Monday.
The primaries which took place at the Abakaliki Township Stadium was contested by eight (governorship aspirants including, Engr. Paul Okorie, Dr. Aja Nwachkwu, Chief Hycinth Ikpo, Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu, Chief Michael Ude Udumanta, Senator Offia Nwali.
Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, former minister of Health and some factions loyal to Governor. Martin Elechin, however, did not take part in the primaries.
Announcing the results of the primaries that had 592 delegates, the Chairman of the Ebonyi gubernatorial electoral panel and Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose declared that the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State who polled 541 votes as the winner and gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2015 general election.
Other members of the Electoral Panel include: Barr Chineneye Oji, Hajia Hauwa Kida, the PDP state Chairman, Hon. Onwe Joseph Onwe and Hon. Deinma Iyalla.
In a remark, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State thanked God for his victory at polls stressing that his loyalty to Governor Martin Elechi remained intact even as he asked the Governor to forgive him in any way he (Umahi) must have wronged him in the course of the whole exercise.
According to Umahi, his priority would centre on improving the living standard of the people of the State.
The exercise ended peacefully without any reported case of violence and disruption of peace across the State.
Abia: Ikpeazu picks Abia PDP ticket
The Abia state governorship primary election has been held with Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu picking the ticket to run for the governorship seat of the state for the 2015 election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The primary election which was held at Umuahia township stadium was conducted by the primary Committee chairman, Dr Angela Mba and three others, with the presence of heavily armed security men.
Ikpeazu the former deputy general manager of the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) defeated seven others including the immediate past minister of labour, Emeka Wogu and the oil magnet, Dr Uche Ogar.
He defeated his contemporaries with a wide margin with the total votes of 487, Uche Ogar came a distant second with 103 votes, while others like Emeka Wogu came third with 33 votes, Marc Wabara got 3 votes, Okey Emuchy 3 votes, Iheanacho Okezie Orji 1 vote, Friday Nwosu 5 votes, former deputy governor, Acho Nwakanma 5 votes.
Rivers: Wike wins PDP ticket
The Rivers State chapter of People Democratic Party (PDP) Primary election which was held at the open field of Nkpolu Primary School in Obio/Akpor Local government Area of Rivers State has produced Chief Nyesom Wike as the candidate of the party.
Chief Wike was declared the winner of the primary election by the state electoral panel after polling a total votes of 1083 out of 1108 total votes cast by the delegates from 23 local government Areas.
Out of 24 aspirants as announced by the electoral panel at the beginning of the election only six aspirants including Chief Wike was present at the venue. Though, it was learnt that other aspirants decided to boycott the primary because of the matters in court against the outcome of the state congress.
The sspirants who were present include Senator Lee Maeba, Chief Nyesom Wike, Ibinabo Micheal West, Emmanuel Georgewill, Captain Nwankwo Sunday, and Dembari Ben Dimkpa.
While Emmanuel Georgewill, got one vote, Hon. Michael West, got three votes and Dembari Ben Dimkpa got 21 votes.
Akwa Ibom: Udom Emmanuel clinches PDP ticket
Akwa-Ibom – Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, former Secretary to Akwa Ibom state government, has emerged winner of the ruling People’s Democratic Party’s primary election in the state.
At the primary election held at the International stadium in Uyo, the state Capital, 23 PDP aspirants were represented yet Mr. Emmanuel clinched the ticket to fly the party’s flag in the 2015 general election.
The former secretary to the state government, who hails from Onna Local Government Area of the state, clinched the governorship ticket after gathering a total of 1201 out of the 1266 votes casted by delegates but 6 votes were void.
Lagos: Jimi Agbaje clinch guber victory In Lagos
The battle for the party guber in Lagos wasn’t easy as thug invade the elections, confrontation between police and journalist but at the end Mr. Jimi Agbaje won.
Mr Jimi Agbaje was declared winner of the PDP gubernatorial primaries in Lagos State.
Agbaje polled 532 votes to defeat former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro who had 343 votes.

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