By Ikhili Ebalu Benin City
The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, conducted a bye-election to select new candidates to fly the party’s flag in the forthcoming Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal House of Representatives and State Assembly elections respectively.
The election was to fill the vacancy created by the death of the lawmaker representing Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen, who had earlier won the party’s ticket.
A former member representing Ikpoba Okha Constituency at the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Henry Okhuarobo, who had resigned the position to contest, polled 54 votes to win the bye-election held in Benin City.
He defeated Mr. Osagie Osifo and two others including Mr. Nosa Adams and Sino Osawaru.
“I thank God for the opportunity that I have been offered by my constituents in Egor and Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state to represent them at the National Assembly, especially the PDP family.”