People’s Democratic Party’s House of Representatives candidate for Warri Federal Constituency, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, has dislodged incumbent House of Representatives member and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Daniel Reiyeneju.
Ereyitomi polled 152, 874 to dust the two-time member, Hon. Reiyene, who scored 25, 032 and APC’s new entrant, Alex Eyengho who polled 18, 473.
The collation of results took place at Nana College at the centre of Warri in Warri South Local Government Area.
Dr Samuel Osifor, INEC’s Returning Officer, while announcing the results collated from the three local government areas, namely: Warri North, Warri South and Warri South West, gave the total number of vote cast and other statistics.
For Warri North, valid votes were 29,133, total registered voters, 97,053 and voided votes, 297 and the overall total votes cast, according to Dr Osifor, was 40, 040
In Warri South, total valid votes were 35, 231, voided votes, 2,170 and total votes cast, 37,401.
For Warri South West, registered vote cast was 126, 167, rejected votes, 1, 540, valid votes, 124, 628 while total vote cast was 126, 167.
According to Dr Osifor, the total registered voters in the constituency is 430, 246, total valid votes, 198, 973, rejected votes, 4, 637 and total votes cast, 203, 610.
He, therefore, returned candidate of the PDP, Chief Ereyitomi as winner of the Saturday National Assembly poll having polled a total of 152, 874.
Meanwhile, elated Chief Ereyitomi, while speaking with journalists shortly after the announcement of his victory at about 11:00p.m, described the victory as one for people of his constituent.
“I’m elated. It’s victory for the people of Warri Federal Constituency not only me.
“I knew I would win because we campaigned all over the places,” the new entrant noted.
The Itsekiri Chief appealed to his co-contestant from other parties to join hands with him, work together to move the constituency forward.