By FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI - FORMER Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Pius Ewherodo, yesterday, defeated the incumbent Senator representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, Prof Adegor Eferakeya, to clinch the senatorial seat at the National Assembly.
He also defeated former deputy state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ighoyota Amori in the contest. Announcing the results, yesterday, the Chief Returning Officer in the district, Mr Bethel Uweru, said Ewherido polled a total of 102,313 votes, while the second runner up, Chief Amori polled 85,365.
The incumbent senator, Prof Eferakeya, according to him, polled 10,190 votes to come third. For the Ughelli North /Ughelli South/ Udu Federal constituency, the incumbent representative, Chief Solomon Awhinawhi of the PDP was defeated by his Democratic Peoples Party, DPP counterpart, Chief Austin Ogbaburhon, who polled 35,206 votes.
According to the Chief Returning Officer in the Federal constituency, Dr Laz Etemike, Chief Solomon Ahwinawhi polled 22,712 votes, while the ACN, candidate, Mr Harvest Igben polled 11,080 votes.