Delta Lawmaker Down With Stroke, Hon Leo Ogor Beats Opponent To Retain Seat For The Fifth Term

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

We earlier reported that members of the Isoko Federal Constituency in Delta State appealed to their representative in the House of Representatives and minority leader of the House, Leo Ogor, to quit politics now so he can attend to his medical challenge (read here).

Ogor who is incapacitated by stroke went ahead to contest for his fifth term and he polled 34,000 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 23,553 votes.52075916_120192009089770_1240994335906856960_n-1The 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, the Reps Minority Leader 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.He applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections.

“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,” he said.

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