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Lawmaker Suffering From Stroke Beats Opponent To Retain Seat For Fifth Term [Photos]

Lawmaker Suffering From Stroke Beats Opponent To Retain Seat For Fifth Term [Photos] 1

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, has been declared the winner of Isoko Federal Constituency for the fifth time in Saturday Presidential/National Assembly elections.

Ogor who is incapacitated by stroke – polled 34,000 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 23,553 votes.

The Returning Officer, Dr. Edwin Asikadi of the Federal College of Education Technical, (FCET) Asaba, announced the results in Oleh on Monday.

Reacting to the development, Leo Ogor said he was humbled by the result and thanked the Isoko people for their unflinching support since he was first elected into the House in 2003.

Lawmaker Suffering From Stroke Beats Opponent To Retain Seat For Fifth Term [Photos] 2

He applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections. He said:

“We thank God for the victory and we dedicate it to the good people of Isoko Nation for entrusting us yet again with their mandate for the 5th term.”

NAN recalls that following the incapacitation of Ogor, resulting in his absence from plenaries, Isoko people had advised him many times to quit politics and concentrate on his failing health.

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