By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that its sweeping victory in the Isoko North State Constituency bye-election in Delta state last Saturday, has further confirmed its political dominance in the South-South region and beyond.
The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The PDP asserted that its wholesale victory in the election is not only a stamp on the incontrovertible popularity of the party in the state and the South South zone at large, but also a resounding ovation to the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.
The statement by Ologbondiyan reads, “Indeed, that our party and candidate, Jude Ogbimi, trounced the APC and its rejected candidate with 29, 421 votes against their paltry 2,543 further seals the fact that the APC has no foothold in Delta state and the entire South South region.
“Only last month, the PDP overwhelmed a wobbling APC by clearing all the chairmanship and councillorship positions in the local government elections in Delta state, an exercise that was adjudged as open, free, fair and completely credible”, it said.
The PDP thus congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the newly elected member of the House of Assembly, Jude Ogbimi, the people of Isoko North, as well as the entire Delta state for “this reinforcement of their will in the bye election”.