By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Barr Felix Morka, has won his polling unit for the party’s governorship candidate in Delta State who is also the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, as well as for the APC candidate vying for the state’s House of Assembly, Festus Ofome.
Morka voted at his Unit 5, Ward 8 polling station located at Odili Primary School, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The party spokesman also won the two units in both elections in his native Alidinma community in Ward 5 of same local government area. Although Morka hails from Agbor Alidinma in ward 5, he votes in Ward 8, Boji-Boji metropolis where he resides.
Morka attributed the victory of APC in the units to the legacies of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which the people of the area believe can be replicated by an APC administration in the state.
According to him, the APC appeal as well as the people’s faith in the capacity of the “in-coming Governor to transform the state” also factored in the victory.
Whereas the APC polled 86 in the governorship election in Unit 5, Ward 8, to defeat the PDP and LP who polled 72 and 44, respectively, it garnered 80 votes in the House of Assembly election to dwarf PDP’s 71 and LP’s 49 votes.
The party fielded the Senator representing Delta Central and Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, as its governorship candidate in Delta State, while a Canadian-trained lawyer, Barr. Festus Ofume, was on the ballot for the House of Assembly for Ika South constituency.
The collation for the entire local government council as well as that of the State was still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.