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NIGERIAN GOVERNORS AGREE TO PAY NEW MINIMUM WAGE

Nigerian Governors of the 36 States of the Federation, have finally agreed to fully implement the new National Minimum Wage law by paying the #18,000.00 to their workers.

This decision was reached on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 after an emergency meeting convened by the helmsmen of the states to review and address the state of the nation, against the backdrop of several disturbing incidences, including the recent car bomb incident at the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters, in Abuja, recently.

Amongst the Governors who endorsed the payment of the new minimum wage was Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Chairman of NGF and Governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi who briefed journalists explained that the implementation of the #18,000.00 minimum wage had become imperative because the National Minimum Wage Act was a valid law. He said the Governors will meet the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and  Fiscal Commission to remove impediments to the smooth implementation of the law.

In a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Abuja and read by the NGF Chairman, the forum said state governors recognized the amended Minimum Wage Act as a valid law but its implementation would pose a challenge to some of the states.

Highlights of the document stated as follows: “On the issue of the new minimum wage, members recognized the amended Minimum Wage Act as a valid law. However, its implementation will pose considerable challenge to a number of states. Consequently, members have resolved to engage labour in a holistic manner so that they can jointly agree to a common implementation framework. The communiqué further said that the governors decided to constitute a committee that would determine the financial implications of the new minimum wage and work out its implementation details, adding that the committee would also examine the “realities this law imposes on the states and its implication for the workers’’ and in this regard The Nigeria Governors` Forum (NGF) is to engage Labour to find ways of implementing the new minimum wage.

Recall that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan had signed the new Minimum Wage Act into law in March 2011, a couple of weeks before the April 2011 general elections, after the National Assembly had passed the bill and forwarded a clean copy to the President for his assent. However, some governors from the 36 states of the federation had complained loudly over the means through which the funds to implement the hew minimum wage would be sourced, citing the argument that the monthly federal allocation to the states would be grossly inadequate to address the payment of the new workers wage.

The new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Rivers State governor, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, had made this position clearer in his maiden press briefing after his election as the new Chairman of the NGF, when he had said that state governors will not be able to pay the new minimum wage unless the revenue allocation formula is reviewed. Amaechi noted that governors were willing to pay the new wage but were constrained by finance, a development which he attributed to the situation where the monthly revenue allocation of most states could hardly sustain them through the month to ensure efficient and effective governance.

According to him, the major issues were that of revenue allocation and the amendment of the constitution because the issue of revenue allocation could not be dealt with without amending the constitution, adding that governors had agreed to work in partnership with both President Goodluck Jonathan as “the driver of the change in revenue allocation formula” and the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission and the National Assembly on the issue of revenue allocation.

“We are not against the new minimum wage payment but we are saying that if you want us to implement it, the money is just not there in the states. It is a bit challenging but I think that when we meet with the president, the National Assembly and the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission we will find a solution,’’ Ameachi had said.

The NGF had then set up a six-man committee headed by Gov. Babatude Fashola of Lagos State to look into the minimum wage issue and the report of the committee had already been submitted and adopted by the 36 state governors who formed the forum`s membership, is now said to be the driving force behind this agreement and decision of the Governors to pay the new minimum wage of N18, 000.

The implementation and payment of minimum wage is expected to commence from August 2011.

The Governors also condemned the spate of bombings in the country and appealed to the federal government to invest in intelligence gathering technology to check the act, even as they pledged their resolve and commitment to support President Jonathan in addressing the security challenges in the country.

The Governors equally noted with delight, the remarkable achievements in the eradication of the polio virus across the country and agreed to sustain the achievement through a consistent and comprehensive campaign, setting aside a day in the year to create awareness for the eradication of the disease in Nigeria.

GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be the new President of Nigeria and all that is left to be done now is the official release of the results from the remaining states and the formal announcement of his victory.

From the latest results officially released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Jonathan has already won the mandatory 24 states across the federation and is just one state away from the required 25% in 28 states. (See INEC Nigeria website for official results).

Unofficial results (not yet released by INEC, but already sourced from the states in question) tend to indicate that President Jonathan will win in the yet to be declared Cross Rivers State and while the nearest challenger, General Muhammed Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), is expected to win in the remaining core Northern states yet to be declared, the existing calculations indicate that neither General Muhammed Buhari (CPC) nor Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), will score the required number of states or the mandotory 25% spread across the country in the remaining results to prompt a run-off election.

As to be expected, some members of the opposition have already raised queries over the results from some states but the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has stated categorically that such complaints should be made through the proper channels to ensure that due process is followed in addressing them.

As it stands now, President Goodluck Jonathan is already the President-elect of Nigeria and Nigerians are waiting patiently for the for formal announcement to kick-start the celebrations in earnest.

Congratulations Mr. President.

TENURE ELONGATION: CONSTITUTION LIKELY TO DETERMINE UDUAGHAN’S FATE

Fresh insight into the ruling of an Abuja Federal High Court on the tenure  of Five Governors in Nigeria, may have revealed a constitutional proviso which is likely to determine the fate of  Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State from enjoying or forfeiting, the tenure elongation/completion declaration pronounced by Justice Adamu Bello, on February 23, 2011.

Ruling in the consolidated suits filed by the five governors of Adamawa, Bayelsa, Cross River, Kogi, and Sokoto states against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) move to conduct the April 2011 governorship elections when they were yet to complete their four-year tenure, Bello agreed with counsel to Governor Idris of Kogi State, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), that the tenure of the governors legally started in 2008 when they took fresh oath of office and allegiance upon the nullification of their April 14, 2007 elections by the courts.

Justice Adamu held that since the 2007 elections, which brought them to office were nullified by competent courts, the oath of office and allegiance subscribed to by the five governors “stand nullified and set aside.”

The trial judge held that in line with section 180 of the 1999 Constitution, the tenure of the governors legally commenced in 2008 and not in 2007 since the previous elections that brought them into office in the first instance were declared a nullity.

According to Bello, the 2007 elections being relied on by INEC to determine the tenure of the governors no longer exist in the eyes of the law since they have been voided by competent courts of law, noting that it is a trite principle of law that “we cannot put something on nothing.”

Speaking further, Justice Bello made the clarification that though section 180 of the 1999 Constitution was amended in 2010 by the National Assembly and signed into law by President Jonathan, the amendment has no effect on the five governors since their re-run elections were conducted in 2008.

The Judge held that “there was nowhere in the world where a constitution takes retroactive effect as erroneously held by the INEC,” adding that “the said amendment cannot be used to determine the tenure of the governors who took oath of office in 2008. INEC cannot validly conduct elections in the five states until 60 days to the expiration of the tenure of the present occupants. The notice of elections, received nominations and time table issued by INEC for the April 2011 election are unlawful, illegal and contrary to section 180 of the nation Constitution.”

It will be recalled that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, had his original mandate of 2007 nullified by a Court of Appeal sitting in Benin and was ordered to face a re-run withing 90 days. Governor Uduaghan won the Re-run which was conducted on January 6, 2011 and was sworn-in as Governor of Delta State by the Chief Judge, Justice Abiodun Smith, on January 10, 2011, to ostensibly (and constitutionally?) commence a new tenure.

Recall also that the ammended constitution (1st and 2nd ammendments) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan on January 10, 2011, the same day Governor Uduaghan was sworn-in as Governor of Delta State.

Justice Adamu Bello held in his ruling that; “there was nowhere in the world where a constitution takes retroactive effect as erroneously held by the INEC,” and it has been reported that Governor Uduaghan has already approached the Court in Asaba on February 14 to ask for tenure elongation beyond May 2011, after his victory in the re-run election. His main opponent in that re-run, Chief Great Ogboru is also in Court to ask that he be declared the true winner of that re-run election.

INEC, in a swift reaction, has equally made its preliminar position clear on the Justice Adamu Bello ruling. Speaking on the matter, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu, said the commission would have to receive the judgment before taking any further action, but a senior INEC official has hinted that “we will appeal the verdict up to the Supreme Court.”

Several reactions, both for and against have greeted the ruling by Justice Adamu Bello and the politcal space has been revved up once again just weeks before the April 2011 general elections. But one very senior legal luminary, reacting to the ruling by Justice Bello on the five governors, has put the matter of Governor Uduaghan’s own tenure elongation argument in perspective succintly thus: Res ipsa loquitur; the thing speaks for itself.

In other words, it is possible that the Constitution may eventually favour Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in the argument that he also deserves to be included in the list of Governors who will enjoy tenure elongation and in his own case, till January 2015.

UDUAGHAN MAY GET TENURE ELONGATION

There is the growing possibility that Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan may have been granted a tenure elongation, following his resounding victory in the scheduled Re-run election in Delta State on January 6, 2011. This is because a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission from conducting governorship election in Kogi, Adamawa, Sokoto, Bayelsa Cross River states.

Delivering his judgment in the consolidated suits filed by governors Ibrahim Idris (Kogi), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa) and Liyel Imoke (Cross Rivers), Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja, held that their tenures would not expire until sometime in 2012. Justice Adamu Bello ruled that the governors of Adamawa, Sokoto, Rivers, Cross River and Kogi States will witness no governorship elections in their domain.

The consolidated suit was filed by Adamawa, Kogi and Sokoto states challenging the decision of the Independent National Election Commission, INEC, to conduct gubernatorial elections in their respective states against the backdrop of the fact that there were fresh elections in their states after the ones held on the 14th April, 2007 were nullified.

The Governors had urged the court to rely on the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Peter Obi against INEC to determine the matter. The issue was resolved with the calculation of Governor Obi’s tenure from the day he took the oath of office and was sworn in after winning the Re-run election in his State. They thus prayed the court to calculate theirs too from the dates they were sworn in after winning the re-run elections in their states.

It will be recalled that the Delta State Governorship elections of April 2007, which was won by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, had been annulled by the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, headed by Justice Monica Gbam Menseh, on November 9, 2010 and a re-run had been ordered by the Court within 90 days of the judgement. The Re-run had then been fixed for January 6, 2011 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Dr. Uduaghan had gone on to win again and had proceeded to collect his certificate of return from INEC, after which he was Sworn-in as the Governor of Delta State.

Incidentally, all the governors, including Governor Uduaghan, had still emerged winners of the fresh elections conducted in their states, but had decided to be on the safe side by equally taking part in the primary elections of their states and had all emerged winners of the fresh primary elections conducted in their states to fly the PDP flag in the April 2011 governorship election.

The import of this recent ruling by Justice Adamu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, is that, though Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had not been part of the original suit filed by the other governors, the judgement becomes an all encompassing ruling on matters involving re-run elections in the country (pending further judicial interpretations in future) of which Governor Uduaghan has now become an automatic beneficiary. By further implication, it also means that since Governor Uduaghan was re-sworn-in in January 2011, he may now be governor of Delta State till January 2015.

It will also be recalled that INEC, through one of its spokespersons, Mr. Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to Prof. Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, had stated categorically after the January 6, 2011 re-run election in Delta State, that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s tenure will end in May 2011. This had elicited immediate counter responses from Governor Uduaghan’s aides like Felix Ofou, Paul Odili and his Commissioner for Communication and Orientation Chief Paulinus Akpeki. Governor Uduaghan himself had equally raised these very posers concerning the Appeal Court ruling, in several interviews he granted during his days on ‘sabbatical’, after the annulment of the April 2007 election and had said that the he was waiting for the judiciary to decide the matter, which was already in Court.

It is now left to be seen if his legal team will cash in on this new judgement and file for a tenure elongation for him, now that Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja has ruled that the governors of Adamawa, Sokoto, Rivers, Cross River and Kogi States will witness no governorship elections in their states.

INEC Candidates List for April 2011 Polls for Delta State

Uduaghan, Ogboru, Omo-Agege make INEC List.

See full List below.

MEGA PROGRESSIVE PEOPLES PARTY (MPPP)

 

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 AFRO F.B.BIUKEME DELTA STATE GOVERNOR MPPP
2 COLLINS UMUKORO DELTA CENTRAL SENATE MPPP
3 UZOEZI JES UVWIE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
4 KANANECHUKWU  OMIEFE SAPELE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
5 AJAKA GRACE BURUTU SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
6 GBE VICTOR BURUTU NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
7 MARIAN EBIKE A NOMUOGHARAN WARRI SOUTH WEST HOUSE OF ASSEMBL MPPP
8 ENELYEKE ZIKENA BURUTU SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBL MPPP
9 KENNETH  AFURE OKPE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
10 ROROKORO JOSEPH WARRI NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
11 RITA TEFINE UDU HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
12 VICTOR NEYI WARRI SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
13 ESE DAVID UGHELLI HOUE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
14 ADESEFUOBO EMOKPO BURUTU SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
15 WILLIAM UNUKORO PATANI HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
16 ENEMA GODSTIME O. ISOKO SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
17 PETER OKOJI OSHIMILI NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
18 .STELLA. N.OWEIBO SAPELE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
19 HARRISON C. AJIEH UKWUANI HOUSE F ASSEMBLY MPPP
20 ADONE JOHN NDOKWA WEST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
21 COMFORT  TABOWEI NDOKWA EAST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
22 JOSEPH  IBEGBU IKA SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
23 CHARLES ABANUN ANIOCHA NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
24 ABAWA TERRY WARRI SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
25 MULADE SHERIFF WARRI SOUTH WEST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
26 ROBINSON ABOH I. OSHIMILI SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
27 BLESSING BINTA IKA NORTH EAST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
28 ALEX EBAH ISOKO NORTH/SOUTH HOUSE OF Reps MPPP
29 EMAKPO FELIX ISOKO NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP
30 AUGUSTINA OTUGO UGHELLI NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY MPPP

 

PEOPLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 DR. EMMANUEL EWETAN UDUAGHAN DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP PDP
2 PROF. AMOS AGBE  UTUAMA DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP PDP
3 MANAGER JAMES EBIOWOU DELTA SOUTH SENATE PDP
4 OKOWA IFEANYI ARTHUR DELTA NORTH SENATE PDP
5 IGHOYOTA AMORI DELTA CENTRAL SENATE PDP
6 EVLYN O. OJAKOVO OKPE/SAPELE/UVWIE FED. HOUSE OF REPS PDP
7 AKPODIOGAGA SUNDAY EMEYESE ETHIOPE FED HOUSE OF REPS PDP
8 LEONARD OKUWEH OGOR ISOKO NORTH/SOUTH FED  HOUSE OF REPS PDP
9 SOLOMON AHWINAGHWI UGHELLI/UDU FED. HOUSE OF RESP PDP
10 REYENIEJU DANIEL O. WARRI FED. HOUSE OF RESP PDP
11 MUTU NICHOLAS BOMADI PATANI HOUSE OF RESP PDP
12 ENEKOROGHA P. FRANCIS BURUTU FED. HOUSE OF RESP PDP
13 OSSAI N. OSSAI NDOKWA/UKWUANI HOUSE OF RESP PDP
14 NDUDI GODWIN ELUMELU ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI HOUSE OF RESP PDP
15 PATRICK C. MOZEA OSHIMILI NORTH STATE HOUSE PDP
16 JOHN O. NANI ETHIOPE WEST STATE HOUSE PDP
17 HON. A.O. TALE TEBITE UGHELLI SOUTH STATE HOUSE PDP
18 SOLOMON IGHRAKPTATA UVWIE STATE HOUSE PDP
19 OSANEBI FRIDAY NDOKWA EAST STATE HOUSE PDP
20 HON. BEATRIC OMAWUNMI UDOH WARRI SOUTH I STATE HOUSE PDP
21 HON. BARR.OMOVIE O. DENIS WARRI SOUTH II STATE HOUSE PDP
22 HON. IRENE A. IMILAR WARRI NORTH STATE HOUSE PDP
23 HON. BARR. DANIEL O. MAYUKU WARRI SOUTH-WEST STATE HOUSE PDP
24 HON. EFEKODO B. EFEMONA ISOKO SOUTH I STATE HOUSE PDP
25 HON. PRINCE JOHNSON O. ERIJO ISOKO SOUTH II STATE HOUSE PDP
26 CHIEF (MRS.) FAITH MAJEMITE ETHIOPE EAST STATE HOUSE PDP
27 OCHOR CHRISTOPHER OCHOR UKWUANI STATE HOUSE PDP
28 BASIL O. GANAGANA PATANI STATE HOUSE PDP
29 HON. DONBRAYE MORO REGINALD BOMADI STATE HOUSE PDP
30 MONDAY O. IGBUYA PATANI STATE HOUSE PDP
31 HON. OWHEFERE K. TIM ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE PDP
32 BARR. MARTIN OKONTA IKA SOUTH STATE HOUSE PDP
33 OBI SAMUEL ONYEKA IKA NORTH-EAST STATE HOUSE PDP
34 HENRY AFURE SAKPRA UDU STATE HOUSE PDP
35 UKPE JOSEPH EMEKE NDOKWA WEST STATE HOUSE PDP
36 EUGENE EMEKA OKONJI OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE PDP
37 JOAN AMAECHI MRAKPOR ANIOCHA-SOUTH STATE HOUSE PDP
38 VICTOR O. OCHEI ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE PDP
39 OBOEVWORI FRANCIS O. SHERIFF OKPE STATE HOUSE PDP
40 HON. DANIEL O. YINGI BURUTU I STATE HOUSE PDP
41 KENNEDY DAUBRY BURUTU II STATE HOUSE PDP
42 OLOROGUN DR. I. O AKPOVETA UGHELLI NORTH STATE HOUSE PDP

 

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES PARTY

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 GREAT OVEDJE OGBORU DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP DPP
2 FIDELIS CHUKYENUM TILIJE DELTA STATE DEPTU GOVERNORSHIP DPP
3 NED MUNIR NWOKO DELTA NORTH SENATE DPP
4 OGWILAYA UFUOMA DELTA SOUTH SENATE DPP
5 EWHERIDO AKPOR PIUS DELTA CENTRAL SENATE DPP
6 MICHAEL EROTOMA OMUVWIE OKPE/SAPELE UVWIE FED HOUSE OF RESP DPP
7 BARR. LOVETTE EDERIN UDISI ETIOPE FED HOUSE  OF REPS DPP
8 OKOH FESTUS CHUKWUYEM IKA FED HOUSE OF REPS DPP
9 AUSTINE OGBABURUN UGHLLI/UDU FED HOUSE OF REPS DPP
10 BARR. OMASAN AGBAHON WARRI FED HOUSE OF REPS DPP
11 PRINCE C.E. IKPAMA BOMADI/PATANI HOUSE OF REPS DPP
12 CLARK EBIKEME ANTHONY BURUTU FED HOUSE OF REPS DPP
13 UCHENNA EUGENE OKOLOGCHA NDOKWA/UKWUANI HOUSE OF REPS DPP
14 OKONMANH NGO-MARTINS ANOCHA/OSHIMILI FED HOUSE OF REPS DPP
15 HON. ENAHORO ETA ISOKO FED HOUSE OF REPS DPP
16 UCHE CHUKS UGHEH OSHIMILI NORTH STATE HOUSE DPP
17 IGHOYOHWO IDRIS OYIBOI ETHIOPE WEST STATE HOUSE DPP
18 MARVIN N. O. OJIGHO UGHELLI SOUTH STATE HOUSE DPP
19 OFOBRUKU EFE GODFREY UVWIE STATE HOUSE DPP
20 HON. ELDER CHIKE UGWUMMADU NDOKWA EAST STATE HOUSE DPP
21 SOLOMON AGBAJOH WARRI SOUTH II STATE HOUSE DPP
22 OKUMAGBA O. AYARE WARRISOUTH II STATE HOUSE DPP
23 EUGENE EYUBE WARRI NORTH STATE HOUSE DPP
24 OWEIKPODO DENBO-DENBOFIA WARRI SOUTH-WEST STATE HOUSE DPP
25 CHIEF BENJAMIN ESSIEN O. ISOKO SOUTH I STATE HOUSE DPP
26 HON (CHIEF OKAH EMEZANENA MICHAEL ISOKO SOTH II STATE HOUSE DPP
27 BARR. OBUKOHWO J. OSHEVIRE ETHIOPE EAST STATE HOUSE DPP
28 HON. (DR.)ALPHONUSUS C. OJO UKWUANI STATE HOUSE DPP
29 ASSOR OYINKEPREYE, SAMUEL PATANI STATE HOUSE DPP
30 SINGABELE EMMANUEL TAIDEIN BOMADI STATE HOUSE DPP
31 CYRIL ABEYE OGODO SAPELE STATE HOUSE DPP
32 HON. CHIEF PHILIPS O. ADEHEKE ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE DPP
33 KINGSLEY NOYE PHILIPS IKA SOUTH STATE HOUSE DPP
34 PRINCE DAVIS OBAZE IKA NORTH-EAST STATE HOUSE DPP
35 LIEGE-LORD KESTON OKORO UDU STATE HOUSE DPP
36 AZUKA AZAKA NDOKWA WEST STATE HOUSE DPP
37 ODUAH NWANZE PETER OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE DPP
38 HON. JOSEPH OKOLIE UTOMI ANIOCHA-SOUTH STATE HOUSE DPP
39 ONIYERE CHARLES WHOMROWHO UGHELLI NORTHI STATE HOUSE DPP
40 OKPOKO JULIUS OKPE STATE HOUSE DPP
41 HON. JULIUS GBABOJOR PONDI BURUTU I STATE HOUSE DPP
42 KENNEDY ORUBEBE BURUTU II STATE HOUSE DPP
43 AKPODIETE EDOJA RUFUS UGHELLI NORTH II STATE HOUSE DPP

ALL NIGERIA PEOPLES PARTY (A.N.P.P)

 

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 HON. BARR. GEORGE EMAKPO OYEFIA DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ANPP
2 EGONTE ANDRE NDIDI DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP ANPP
3 OKONKWO NNAMDINAPS DELTA NORTH SENATE ANPP
4 CHIEF DAVID A.N. ANGALABIRI DELTA SOUTH SENATE ANPP
5 AMBASSADOR ELIZABETH OG BON-DAY DELTA CENTRAL SENATE ANPP
6 ALVIN IKIKIRU OKPE7SAPELE/UVWIE FED. HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
7 BARR. F.U. EDEWOR ETHIOPE FED. HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
8 ASIWEH FRANCIS IKA FED. HOUSE OF REPS. ANPP
9 OHWOGBONA C. EKEVWERO UGHELLI/UDU FED. HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
10 CLEMENT CHUKE WARRI FED. HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
11 HON. VICTOR A. COLLINS BOMADI/PATANI HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
12 EBISINNE KOFEE AMASUOMO BURUTU FED. HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
13 AMAKA EVELYN ADIGWE ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
14 IKEDE ONOME JOSEPH ISOKO FED. HOUSE OF REPS ANPP
15 SAWYER ANTHONY OSHIMILI NORTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
16 OGBAKPAH OMONIGHO ETHIOPE WEST STATE HOUSE ANPP
17 EGONE PHILIP UGHELLI SOUTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
18 AKAIGHE CHARLES UVWIE STATE HOUSE ANPP
19 SAM CHUKWUJI NDOKWA EAST STATE HOUSE ANPP
20 FRANCIS LUBE WARRI SOUTH 1 STATE HOUSE ANPP
21 MILDRED CHEKE WARRI SOUTH II STATE HOUSE ANPP
22 OMAGBOYE ANDREW WARRI NORTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
23 TUOYO WOLIGHO WARRI SOUTH-WEST STATE HOUSE ANPP
24 BANOR PIUS ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
25 MICHAEL  OMORAEVUO UMEH ISOKO SOUTH II STATE HOUSE ANPP
26 ENGR. BLESSING ONORIODE ENAMUOTOR ETHIOPE EAST STATE HOUSE ANPP
27 OGWU JEREMIAH UKWUANI STATE HOUSE ANPP
28 AKPEDERIN KINGSLEY SAPELE STATE HOUSE ANPP
29 CHUKS OJEI OSAZUNA IKA SOUTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
30 MABEL OKPUZOR IKA NORTH-EAST STATE HOUSE ANPP
31 HON. MACAULEY EDIRINVERERE ISRAEL UDU STATE HOUSE ANPP
32 IGWE ARTHUR CHUKWUNWEIKE NDOKWA WEST STATE HOUSE ANPP
33 PST. (BARR.) CHUKS JOHN OBUSOM OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
34 PAT CHUKA ANIOCHA-SOUTH STATE HOUSE ANPP
35 ERHIRE AWO ODJUVWUEDERUE CHUKS UGHELLI NORTH 1 STATE HOUSE ANPP
36 OFOYE ERNEST EJIRO OKPE STATE HOUSE ANPP
37 EBIAKPO EZEBRI BURUTU 1 STATE HOUSE ANPP
38 NAMAH EKPOEBINEME BURUTU II STATE HOUSE ANPP
39 AKOREH PAUL UGHELLI NORTH II STATE HOUSE ANPP

ACTION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (A.C.N)

 

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 BARR. OVIE A. OMO-AGEGE DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ACN
2 JOHN ONORIODE KPOKPOGRI DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP ACN
3 HON. TEMI HARRIMAN DELTA SOUTH SENATE ACN
4 IFEANYICHUKWUJ.O. ONWUKAMIKE DELTA NORTH SENATE ACN
5 PROF ADEGO ERHIAWARIEEFERAKEYA DELTA CENTRAL SENATE ACN
6 DR.(MRS.) VERONICA E. OGBUAGU OKPE/SAPELE/UVWIE FED. HOUSE OF REPS ACN
7 ES1EVO EMMANUEL OMEJERO ETHIOPE FED. HOUSE OF REPS ACN
8 OSIGH OVUTOWE OGHALE ISOKO NORTH/ISOKO SOUTH FED. HOUSE REPS ACN
9 HON. HARVEST IGBEN UGHELLI/UDU FED. HOUSE OF REPS ACN
10 AMORIGHOYE SUNNY MENE WARRI FED. HOUSE OF REPS ACN
11 DR. EKIYOR C. PERES BOMADI/PATANI HOUSE OF REPS ACN
12 HENDRICK OPUKEME BURUTU FED. HOUSE OF REPS ACr-4
13 DR. RONALD EYIME NDOKWA/UKWUANI FED. HOUSE OF REPS CAN
14 ONABU UCHE NORBERT ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED HOUSE OF REPS ACN
15 ISIOMA T. OKOBAH IKAFED HOUSE OF REPS ACN
16 PATRICK O. UKAH OSHIMILI NORTH STATE HOUSE ACN
17 OBIRE OCHUKO FELIX ETHIOPE WEST STATE HOUSE ACN
18 DJEGBE 0. MICHAEL UGHELLI SOUTH STATE HOUSE ACN
19 MORRIS O. IDIOVWA UVWIE STATE HOUSE ACN
20 BARR. MBANUGO VICTOR NDOKWA EAST STATE HOUSE CAN
21 COMRADE MICHAEL E. TIDI WARRI SOUTH I STATE HOUSE ACN
22 OJOGRI E. BIRINUS WARRI SOUTH II STATE HOUSE ACN
23 IGBIAYE ORAYE SOLOMON WARRI NORTH STATE HOUSE CAN
24 ALEX ORITSEGBEYIWA EYENGHO WARRI SOUTH-WEST STATE HOUSE ACN
25 EGBO VICTOR OKEMENA ISOKO SOUTH i STATE HOUSE ACN
26 EWOMAZINO ENIFOGHALE ISOKO SOUTH II STATE HOUSE ACN
27 ONORIODE E. SUNDAY ETHIOPE EAST STATE HOUSE ACN
28 CHIEF CHINOYE A. DAPHEY-ALIYU UKWUANI STATE HOUSE ACN
29 REGINALD O. ASIUWHU-IKPEKPENE PATANI STATE HOUSE ACN
30 PREYOR OBORO BOMADI STATE HOUSE ACN
31 AYOMANOR O. LUCKY SAPELE STATE HOUSE ACN
32 OMONIGHO AARON OGHALE ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE ACN
33 ALIKA ANTHONY NDUKA IKA SOUTH STATE HOUSE ACN
34 OKPAMBOR CHRISTIAN FRIDAY IKA NORTH-EAST STATE HOUSE ACN
35 CHIEF SOLOMON O. KPOMAH UDU STATE HOUSE ACN
36 ODANIKE A. JUSTICE NDOKWA WEST STATE HOUSE ACN
37 ORANYELI EMEKA CHRISTOPHER OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE ACN
38 DENNIS O. NWANOKWAI ANIOCHA-SOUTH STATE HOUSE ACN
39 FESTUS 1. OKWECHIME ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE ACN
40 OMWIRHIREN O. HERO OKPE STATE HOUSE ACN
41 MIKE E. LOYIBO BURUTU II STATE HOUSE ACN
42 HON. ONODJAE FRIDAY UGHELLI NORTH  I STATE HOUSE ACN
43 HON.  ABEL OSHEVIRE UGHELLI NORTH  II STATE HOUSE ACN

AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (ADC)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 OGHENEKOME PRECIOUS DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP ADC
2 MUTU E. STEPHEN BURUTU FED. HOUSE OF REPS 1 ADC
3 ABULU BINWARI B. FRANCIS WARRI SOUARRI NORTH STATE HOUSE ADC 
4 GWAM IKE DAN OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE ADC

CHANGE ADVOCACY PARTY (CAP)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 OBERHIRI ABEDNEGO DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP CAP
2 FLORENCE K. AGBEDE DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CAP
3 BOUBAI ENAI BURUTU FED. HOUSE OF REPS [CAP

CITIZEN  POPULATAR PARTY (CPP)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 REV. DR. ISRAEL O.  ONIOBO DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP CPP
2 OGORODE ALEX OGORO DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CPP
3 UBEH GODWIN APPEAL LlSOKO FED HOUSE OF REPS CPP
4 HANNAH O.F. EGBOSI-OWHO ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE CPP
5 HON. MOFOYE S. ECHUBARE UDU STATE HOUSE CPP
6 VEN. ONYEMAECH1 O.OKOH ANIOCHA SOUTH STATE HOUSE CPP
7 NAPOLEON ORUTE ISOKO SOUTH II STATE HOUSE CPP

NATIONAL MAJORITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (MMDP)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 OKEYA OJAMOVO E. DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP MMDP
2 OMODO VICTOR O. K. UGHELLI FED. HOUSE OF REPS MMDP
3 ISAWHE O. BENSON ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE MMDP

AFRICAN  LIBERATION PARTY (ALP)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 OKAFOR FELIX DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ALP
2 CATHERINE 1. NWANNE-OKAFOR ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS ALP
3 GRACE ODUBU ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE ALP

UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY (U.D.P)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 OGHENE-AGAA. ORUGBO UGHELLI/UDU FED. HOUSE OF REPS UDP
2 BARK. SAMUEL O. MARIERE UGHELLI NORTH 1 STATE HOUSE UDP
3 MATHIAS EFE OLOWU UGHELLI NORTH II STATE HOUSE UDP
4 JUSTICE IRIKEFE IYASERE UDU STATE HOUSE UDP

PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE ALLIANCE (P.P.A)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 ISICHEI TAJU SUMONU DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP PPA
2 OHAI MONDAY ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE PPA
3 OKEI A. NWAKA ANIOCHA SOUTH STATE HOUSE PPA
4 STEPHEN U. GBENEBITSE WARRI NORTH STATE HOUSE PPA

PEOPLE REDEMPTION PARTY (P.R.P)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 IGBINI ODAFE EMMANUEL DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP PRP
2 ERHUVIE   JOSEPH DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP PRP

ADVANCED  CONGRESS OF DEMOCRATS (A.C.D)

 

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 ONWUBUYAJ. ABRAHAM ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS ACD

 

HOPE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (H.D.P)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 OBIRAPU WINIFRED DUMEBI DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP HDP
2 MADAM FELICIA UWAME DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP HDP
3 ADUMAYEBE FLORENCE DELTA CENTRAL SENATE HDP
4 ENERHA ROSELINE ISOKO FED. HOUSE OF REPS HDP
5 BOI SYLVESTER GLORY IKA SOUTH STATE HOUSE HDP
6 ODILI OGOCHUKWU P. ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE HDP
7 AVWENAFE OHWOFASA PHILIP ETHIOPE WEST STATE HOUSE HDP
8 OFIDE C. OMAMOKE WARRI SOUTH STATE HOUSE HDP
9 EDARENO OMOZEENO ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE HDP
10 OKOTETE E. VIVIEN ISOKO SOUTH STATE HOUSE HDP
11 ADjA THERESA UGHELLI SOUTH STATE HOUSE HDP
12 FRIDAY MUKORO UGHELLI NORTH STATE HOUSE HDP

 

JUSTICE PARTY  (J.P)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 DONALD D. CHUKWUEMEKA DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP JP
2 FELIX O. OGHENECHUKO DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP JP
3 OBULE CHARLES UFUOMA DELTA CENTRAL SENATE JP
4 OSSAI A. SYLVANUS NDOKWA EAST STATE HOUSE JP
5 OJEH A. IKECHUKWU OSHIMILI NORTH STATE HOUSE JP
6 ILLOH AWELE ONYISI ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE JP
7 EJAIFE 0. ODEBALA SAPELE STATE HOUSE JP
8 BIAKPARA PUDIYA BURUTU II STATE HOUSE JP

 

PEOPLES PARTY OF NIGERIA  (PPN)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 MOSES CHRISTIAN ABEH DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP PPN
2 ANYADI IKE ANTHONY DELTA STATE DEPUTYGOVERNORSHIP PPM
3 AKABA ANTHONY ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS PPN

 

PEOPLES PROGRESSIVE PARTY OF NIGERIA  (P.P.P)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 PRINCE OBARO R. UNUAFE DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP PPP
2 DR. OLISA LYNN DELTA STATE DEPUTYGOVERNORSHIP PPP
3 ASHIKODI A. PATRICK ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS. PPP
4 ERHIREA. CHUKS UGHELLI NORTH 1 STATE HOUSE PPP
5 SUNDAY O. UWODE ETHIOPEWEST STATE HOUSE PPP
6 HON. MARY O. CHIDI NDOKWA EAST STATE HOUSE PPP
7 VINCENJ. OKUDOLOR WARRI SOUTH II STATE HOUSE PPP

 

CONGRESS FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE (C.D.C)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 PAUL ILOBA NGOZI DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP CDC
2 NATHAN EREBOR DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CDC
3 ANYAKWU F. OLUCHUKWU ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS. CDC
4 ANYASI ANTHONY ANIOCHA NORTH STATE HOUSE CDC
5 PHILIP A. KASA BURUTU 11 STATE HOUSE CDC
6 TORUNANA-OUT G. MARK BURUTU 1 STATE HOUSE CDC
7 OKOTIE ORITSUWA ABAYOMI WARRI SOUTH 1 STATE HOUSE CDC
8 OLUJOBA CLEMENT SAPELE STATE HOUSE CDC
9 ODAGWE 1. SOLOMON NDOKWA WEST STATE HOUSE CDC
10 GREAT OVIE AKPORHIEGBE ETHIOPE EAST STATE HOUSE CDC
11 OMOSUVIE FRED OCHUKO UGHELLI NORTH STATE HOUSE CDC
12 ONYEUGBO U. SOLOMON IKA NORTH-EAST STATE HOUSE CDC

 

NATIONAL  TRANSFORMATIONS PARTY (N.T.P)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 GABRIEL U. EGOH DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP NTP
2 EMMANUEL MOK DELTA NORTH SENATE NTP
3 ANYAKWU F. OLUCHUKWU ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS. NTP
4 JUDEM. MOGUN UGHELLI NORTH 1 STATE HOUSE NTP
5 OFOMOLA O. ANTHONY ETHIOPE WEST STATE HOUSE NTP
6 EUGENIA O. ONYIA-EMEKPE OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE NTP
7 ORIENRHI HENRY UGHELLI SOUTH STATE HOUSE NTP
8 OSIFIHOR FRIDAY ISOKO NORTH STATE HOUSE NTP
9 AKPOSOSO OVIE DUKE UDU STATE HOUSE NTP

FREEDOM  PARTY NIGERIA (F.P.N)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 DR. CLARKE M. ANTHONY DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP FPN
2 AVWOKOPHA FRANK DELTA STATE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP FPN
  EXODUS E. NANPERE WARRI FED. HOUSE OF REPS FPN
  UBEBE V. TAMARA-EBI WARRI SOUTH­WEST STATE HOUSE FPN

 

ALL PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (A.P.G.A)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 HARRY O. OCHEI ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI FED. HOUSE OF REPS APGA
2 BARR. EBORKA F. IWEKAUBA IKA NORTH-EAST STATE HOUSE APGA
3 OKONJO CLEMENT N. ANIOCHASOUTH STATE HOUSE APGA
4 IYIO OBIAJULU NELSON OSHIMILI SOUTH STATE HOUSE APGA
5 DR. PHILIP OKWUADA IKA SOUTH STATE HOUSE APGA
6 FABIUSJEMIDEATIE WARRI SOUTH II STATE HOUSE APGA

 

LABOUR PARTY (LP)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 NKWOALA EMEKA M. DELTA  STATE GOVERNOR LP
2 MORRISTER IDIBRA DELTA  STATE DEPUYT GOVERNOR LP
3 EMUAKPOJE PETERS E. DELTA  SOUTH SENATE LP
4 OKWUOKE VINCENT 1. DELTA  NORTH SENATE LP
5 OGHENOVOOMENE DELTA  CENTRAL SENATE LP
6 JAMES AKPORERO ISOKO HOUSE OF REPS LP
7 AKUSU-OSSAI AUGUSTINA ETHIOPE HOUSE OF REPS LP
8 ONWODI MODUPE NANA NNE ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI HOUSE OF REPS LP
9 ODEBALA OMOKOKO VICTOR OKPE/UVWIE/SAPELE HOUSE OF REPS LP
10 OWABOR ISIOMA GOODLUCK IKA HOUSE OF REPS LP
11 ODIASE NMERI VICTOR IKA NORTH EAST HOUSE OF REPS LP
12 DENNIS N.ARARO IKA SOUTH HOUSE OF REPS LP
13 CHICHI EMEOGO OSHIMILI SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
14 AZUBUKWU AUGUSTINE O. ANIOCHA NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
15 OBIEGBE UDOMA FELIX NDOKWA EAST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
16 OKOLO JULIET OBIANUJU OSHIMILI NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
17 OGHOTOTUYA VICTOR .B. ETHIOPE WEST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
18 OBENOBE. O. MACPHERSON ETHIOPE EAST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
19 ATU LUCKY UGHELLI NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
20 ONYEFUOSAONU STANLEY E. UKWUANI HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
21 BRIGADIER I.P.ONOLI NDOKWA WEST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
22 ILAMEBE LAWRENCE OSIKHOTSE ANIOCHA SOUTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
23 ODIASE NMERI VICTOR IKA NORTH EAST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
24 AMADHE IDUH GABRIEL ISOKO SOUTH 11 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
25 ADANSE EBIMENE FELIX WARRI NORTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP
26 ERU ISRAEL WENAKE .W. UVWIE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY LP

 

LABOUR PARTY (LP)

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 PETER O. OSALOR DELTA GOVERNOR ACCORD
2 PHILIP ERHITE UWHUMIAKPO DELTA DEPUTY GOVERNOR ACCORD
3 IFEANYI R.NWACHUKWU DELTA NORTH SENATE ACCORD
4 MR SUNDAY OZEGE NDOKWA/UKWUANI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ACCORD
5 AKPOSOSO FELIX WARRI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ACCORD
6 AYAKPO VICTOR PATAN I/BOM ADI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ACCORD
7 NETOR K. IFEANYI IKA HOUSE OF REPS ACCORD
8 HON. UGBOMA UCHENNA FELIX ANIOCHA/OSHIMILI HOUSE OF REPS ACCORD
9 OKPOTU OGULO BURUTU HOUSE OF REPS ACCORD
10 HON. (ARC) AKPOVOKH EFENIJULIUS UDU-UGHELLI NORTH/UGHELLI SOU 1 H HOUSE OF REPS ACCORD
11 NDIDI NKEM FRIDAY HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ANIOCHA SOUTH ACCORD
12 HON. DIAMOND O. EMMANUEL HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PATANI ACCORD
13 SOLOMON P. AKPOLOHWO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IKA NORTH EAST ACCORD
14 HON. EGHE ODEWORITSE NELSON HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY WARRI NORTH ACCORD
15 EGBEN MOSCOW HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY WARRI SOUTH I ACCORD
16 GODFIRST YEM HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY WARRI  SOUTH  II ACCORD
17 ORJI VICTOR HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY NDOKWA. EAST ACCORD
18 ALFRED ONYENWOSA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY UKWUANI ACCORD
19 OBARO SINGLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ISOKO NORTH ACCORD
20 GIDEON ITENE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ISOKO  SOUTH  II ACCORD
21 RT.HON.CHRISTOPHER EMAYE OBIUWEVBI HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY UGHELLI NORTH I ACCORD
22 HON.(BARR.)PRINCESS PAT ADA AJUDUA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OSHIMILI NORTH ACCORD
23 ORHE ISAAC ONORODE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY BOMADI ACCORD
24 NWAEKE PHILIP ONYEKAMNA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ANIOCHA NORTH ACCORD
25 EBEDE PAUL CHUKS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IKA SOUTH ACCORD
26 MR. GABRIEL IFEANYI IYOH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OSHIMILI  SOUTH ACCORD
27 DEWFAGHA LAWRENCE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY WARRI SOUTH    . WEST ACCORD

 

NATIONAL CONSCIENCE PARTY  (NCP)

 

S/N NAMES OF CANDIDATES CONSTITUENCY OFFICE CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL PARTY
1 Collins O.Eselemo Delta State Governor NCP
2 Sunny Obi-ljomah Delta State Deputy Governor NCP
3 Chief Abel Ugedi Delta South Senate NCP
4 Mr.lsi’.oah Chukwuka Delta North Senate   . NCP
5 Gseg Aya Delta Central Senate NCP
6 Mr. Sunny Bcji Udu/UghelliNorth/South House ofRepresentatives NCP
7 Omugbe Uzuazobona Sunny Prince Isoko Mouse of Representatives NCP
8 Nelson Enebi Yoweibo Burutu North House of Representatives NCP
9 Ubebe Vincent Tamara Warn South- West House of Representatives NCP
10 Mr. Okowi Martins Nkem- Aniocha/Oshimili House of Representatives NCP
11 Eugene Uchenna Okolocha Ndokwa/Ukwuani House of Representatives NCP
12 Chief Samuel U. Okwunwa Ika House of Representatives NCP
13 Felix Abek Sapele Stats House of Assembly NCP
14 Hon. Oberokpa O. kennedy Ughelli North 1 State House of Assembly NCP
15 Victor Ohui Aniocha South State House of Assembly NCP
16 Anighoro Staderhi Alex Ughelli State House of Assembly NCP
17 Pastor O.E.Anthony Ndokwa-West State House of Assembly NCP
18 Jacob Ikpatle O. Ika South State House of Assemble NCP
19 Godwin Onosigho Wowo Ughelli South State House of Assembly NCP
20 Wyse Y.O. Micheal Warri South II State House of Assembly NCP
21 Calvin Ugo Ekeke Okpe State House of Assembly NCP
22 Julianah James Ika North East State House ofAssembly NCP
23 Mr. Owezie Collins Okechuksvu Aniocha North State House of Assembly NCP
24 Ebiama P.Eselemo Uvwe State House of Assembly NCP
25 Christa Obi Ossai Oshimili North State House of Assembly NCP
26 Alabor Odikeme Burutu South State House of Assembly NCP
27 Mr. Isaac Ogbodare Burutu 1 State House of Assembly NCP
28 Miss Omene Anita Ethiope West State House of Assembly NCP
29 Ohoriemti Uwomano Isaac Isoko South 1 State House of Assembly NCP
30 Chief Onyenwosa Ogodu Joseph •Ukwuani State House of Assembly NCP
31 Odialu Mary Keleka Oshimili South State House of Assembly NCP
32 Aguamah Owen Ayakpo Patani State House of Assembly  NCP 
33 Tieino Timiepre Kingsley  Warri North  State House of Assembly  NCP 
34 Comrade Nwanosike John E. Ndokwa East State House of Assembly NCP
35 Ewhubareh KoroghaLordson Isoko South 1 1 State Houie of Assembly NCP
36 Tegolnr Nyeribe Otito Udu State House of Assembly NCP
37 Akpoyomarc MessiahAugustine Ethiopc East State House of Assemly NCP
38 Ewcrode 1. Goody Isoko North State House of Assembly NCP
39 Hon. Khaky Enive Barry Bomadi State House of Assembly NCP

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Delta guber rerun: Uduaghan Wins Landslide • Ogboru Rejects Results, Heads for Court


Victorious Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Delta state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, is set to be sworn-in on Monday, January 10, 2011, if all goes according to plan, after securing a landslide victory in the just concluded Delta state re-run election.

Uduaghan, who won in 14 Local Goverment Areas out of the 25 in the state, also put clear daylight between him and his closest opponet, Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) with over 130, 000 (One hundred and thirty thousand) votes in the overall votes cast at the elections.

However, in an anticipated twist to to the unfolding tale of the re-run poll, the defeated DPP Candidate, Chief Great Ogboru has concluded plans to appear in Court on the same Monday of the swearing-in to pursue his dissatisfaction with the results of the election.

Chief Ogboru is expected to challenge both the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and the Peoples Democratic Party PDP as well as join all necessary parties in the suit.

FLASHPOINT can confirm also that the security agencies are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that there is no break down of  law and order and a breach of peace in the state capital as Deltans await the fallout of the Delta re-run election.

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan’s triumph is coming three months after the Court of Appeal nullified the 2007 governorship election which he won and had been operating on the mandate for over three years.

Declaring Uduaghan winner, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Ogbudu Gabriel Ada, affirmed that the former Governor had met the stipulated requirement according to the guidelines of the election and thus it was only appropriate to declare him winner.

The REC also praised the efforts of the Commission and gave INEC a pass mark for a good job in the conduct of the election, adding that the Commission would investigate and prosecute the bombing of INEC office in Ughelli and would improve on its mistakes in subsequent elections, while encouraging those who are not satisfied with the result to seek alternative means to seek redress rather than employing the option of violence.
But in a swift reaction to the declaration of Uduaghan as winner, supporters of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) had besieged the INEC headquarters in Asaba, Delta State, even before the final results had been announced, to protest alleged irregularities and security lapses that marred and attended the re-run election.

The protesters, led by Chief Great Ogboru himself, alleged that despite the fact that DPP agents reported incidences of violence and ballot snatching as well as ballot stuffing to INEC, it still went ahead to admit the results from volatile areas, which led them to conclude that there was a clear allegation of collusion between INEC and the PDP tp rig the election in favour of the ruling party.

Chief Ogboru protested at what he referred to as “sharp practices” and said that the results collated by the INEC were doctored and fraudulent. He also had harsh words for the security agencies, especially the police.
Hear him: “The results were concocted. Election did not take place in the three Warri Local Government Areas, including Ethiope West. The shooting and violence in Warri South-West, where officials who were supposed to accompany the materials to the riverine areas were chased away by thugs was reported to the commission and the security.”
Speaking further he said: “Tthugs hijacked the materials in Koko axis, Warri South, where Uduaghan hails from, Warri North, Warri South-West, and riverine areas, like Bomadi, Burutu and Patani and they displayed ‘open brigandage’ in the process”.

As for the security agents he had this to say: “This is an election where police find civilians carrying guns and they watch without intervention, to give room for massive rigging.”
Ogboru further expressed surprise that the riverine communities that were recently sacked by militant/military activities and led to mass exodus of their inhabitants in the wake of the search for a militant leader just days to the elections, could now be seen  to have recorded the highest votes in the election.

Said he: “Our position is this; we reject the result compiled and collated by INEC. The valid votes cast in the election (re-run) are in favour of the DPP. PDP has colluded with INEC and brought in invalid votes to upturn the authentic results of the election. We call for the investigations into the abracadabra that characterized its compilation and collation.”
He then demanded that forensic experts be brought in to analyse the results and pass verdict on them, saying: “The winner should not be pronounced until the forensic result is out.”
It will be recalled that these same demands concerning the same particular areas were the main reason for the nullification of the 2007 governorship elections by the Court of Appael, which led to this re-run

The arrival of the protesters at the INEC Headquarters heightened the already highly militarized atmosphere around the INEC office and led the security agencies to deploy hundreds of policemen, including men of the anti-bomb squad, anti-terrorist squad (ATS) and Joint Task Force (JTF) to the scene and the subsequent dispersal of a small crowd of remaining protesters with some cannisters of tear gas after Chief Ogboru had departed with the bulk of the protesters to his Party’s headquaters. Commuters and ordinary citizens who were in the vicinity had to endure the harsh and uncomfortable sensation of the tear gas for several minutes as the peppery wind brought tears to the eyes and inhibited breathing for a while.

In his own reaction, the Candidate for the Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN) Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, commended all voters and Delta people, who voted, saying that their action demonstrated their hunger for a free and fair election to elect a governor of their choice.
Although his comments, which were contained in a signed statement issued immediately after the polls, did not go as far as those of the DPP to outrightly condemm the election, he however made veiled insinuations on his dissatisfaction with the result of the polls thus: “Victory did not come our way, but my party, the Republican Party of Nigeria and I wish to thank my numerous supporters who encouraged us with their presence during our campaigns throughout the state. In magnanimity I concede defeat, I wonder, as I know you wonder, whether the results reflect the quantum of support, which you gave to us. Does the result of this election reflect the choices you made at the polls?
“A number of things went wrong. The security situation did not discourage armed gangs from snatching election materials in the presence of police and helpless youth corps members, who were either too frightened or compromised to complain. Unused ballot papers were brazenly sold or misallocated to PDP agent with connivance of the police and security operatives.
“This election has shown that Prof. Attahiru Jega, that good tree attested to by everybody as reliable certainly did not make the desired electoral forest to meet the desire of Deltans who craved for a change and a chance to change their oppressive government. It is up to us the political leaders who are not in government to work out a meaningful strategy to give expression to the desire of our people to make the change.”

Speaking further Chief Omo-Agege said: “We must give leadership and make sure that the atmosphere of voting is made safer and the votes recorded must reflect the will of the people.”

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan while speaking on his victory, in a preliminary interview, said that he felt “cool, excited,  happy and grateful to God because he has made it possible and because it has been a tortuous journey.”
He was statesmanlike in his response that he would not question the reason or decision which has prompted Chief Great Ogboru’s refusal to accept the result, but advised that he should go about his disenchantment in a lawful manner and not incite people.

Dr. Uduaghan further said that it was erroneous to claim that Chief Ogboru’s supporters were disenfranchisedespecially in Warri North becuase that was his (Uduagha’s ) constituency and he voted there and also monitored the voting exercise, which according to him was free and fair. He however confirmed that inspite of the huge presence of the police around, there were problems at some polling stations, adding that in certain areas, thugs came and chased away those ready to vote, snatched ballot boxes, in a particular ward people did not vote

He then advised INEC and the security agencies to work out proper security measure in future, but was quick to add that in his personal opinion on the elections, the process was commendable and that the lessons learnt from the exercise will make April polls better, especially in the areas of accreditation before election an the need for more voters’ education.
“I thank Deltans for coming out to vote; there was greater awareness. I also want to say there is no victor and no vanquished. Delta belongs to all of us. Yes people had frail nerves but we should put our personal differences aside, think of the state and think how we can make our state better.”

Chevron Dares DTSG – As Spill Destroys Investments Worth Billions

Several weeks into the oil spill that polluted and despoiled the aquatic splendour of the mangrove landscape and devastated billions of naira worth of investments of the Ekpan fish farmers in the Uvwie area of Delta central, Chevron Nigeria Limited is still recalcitrant in addressing the matter and adamant in assisting the Delta state government in its efforts to ensure a proper mop-up of the oil spill.
Addressing Newsmen in Asaba recently, Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Bello Orubebe confirmed that the multinational oil company has displayed crass disregard to the Delta state government and snubbed several efforts for the two parties to meet and address the oil spill which has virtually destroyed the livelihood of the Ekpan fish farmers and rendered them jobless.
In a passionate and emotion laden voice, Mr. Bello Orubebe described how he and his team embarked on an investigative foray, akin to an espionage mission, into the mangrove landscape to ascertain the extent of damage and devastation caused by the spill and how they were shocked to discover vast stretches of polluted water far beyond the 8 litres extent of the spill earlier claimed by Chevron Nigeria Limited.
According to the Commissioner, all entreaties to get the multinational firm to support the ferry into the mangrove landmass was rebuffed as they refused to provide waterway transportation, which compelled the Commissioner and his team to embark on the hazardous terrain with canoes.
“Chevron has admitted in writing to us that they are indeed responsible for the oil spill but they claim that what was spilled is only 8litres of oil. However from what you have seen today, there is no doubt that what was spilled is sure more than 8 litres. Although it is not in the magnitude of what happened in the Gulf of Mexico, I can assure you that what we are dealing with here is a major disaster.
“We know the vessel that caused the spill and from our investigation we can confirm that we know when the vessel was loaded and when it left the loading bay. However we do not know what caused the vessel to start leaking the oil when it was already on the waters and Chevron has refused to offer us any explanations on the cause of the spill. In fact they even prevented me, even in my capacity as the Delta state Commissioner for Environment, from entering their yard. They blocked me at the gate”, he lamented.
Speaking further, Orubebe confirmed that the Delta state government was the one carrying out all the mop-up operations in the area so far and had engaged experts in the relevant areas to provide the necessary and accurate information on the extent of damage both to the ecology and to the economics of the oil spill.
In her remarks, the Executive Assistant to the Delta state government on Micro-credit, Dr. Antonia Ashiedu said that the Ekpan fish farmers were the  prime reference group of the Delta state micro-credit scheme and the Chevron Oil spill had completely ruined the good efforts of the Delta state Micro-credit programme as a result of the devastation which has led to the pollution of the waters in the Ekpan and warri waters thus rendering the area wasted and desolate.
Chevron Nigeria Limited was yet to make any statements as at press time but it was reliably gathered that the Delta state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bello Orubebe had relocated to warri to intensify efforts to get the oil multinational to answer for the pollution and despoliation which the oil spill has wreaked on the innocent law abiding citizens of Delta state who were just earning their living before the disaster befell them.