Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday celebrated his re-election in Saturday’s governorship poll at Government House Chapel, Asaba, saying he had trusted in God for the victory, NAN confirms.
INEC had declared Okowa, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner in the March 9 election, having polled 925, 274 votes to defeat Chief Great Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 215, 938 votes.
According to the governor, the victory is for all Deltans and not that of Okowa.
“At the final announcement of the governorship election results, we won convincingly in 23 out of 25 local government areas, but lost marginally in two Local Government Areas.
“I trusted in the Lord and those who led the campaign also trusted in the Lord.
“I thank the leaders of the party for not just delivering me and my deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, but also two of our senators, nine members of House of Representatives and 26 members of House of Assembly.
The governor said that the opposition had plotted to disrupt the governorship election in the state, but God averted their plans.
“But I want to publicly appreciate INEC and the security agents for being very fair and firm, and for standing for free and fair elections in the state.