PDP Leading With Wide Margin As INEC Begins Collation Of Rivers Elections...

PDP Leading With Wide Margin As INEC Begins Collation Of Rivers Elections Results

By Kenneth Ebelemi | Sub Editor on April 2, 2019
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Mahmood Yakubu, Biodun Ogunyemi, Festus Okoye, INEC
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 resumed the collation of results of the Rivers State governorship election.

National Commissioner supervising Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers States, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, while announcing the resumption of the governorship results collation, assured party agents and other stakeholders of a fair, credible and peaceful collation process.

She said, “In view of that incident on the March 10 collation, the commission set up a five-man fact-finding committee to verify the nature and obstructive activities that generally attended the election at the collation centre.

“I wish to assure you of our commitment to free and credible process in completing this collation.”

PDP’s Wike Leads With Wide Margin As Collation Halted

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers state, is leading significantly in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the INEC.

INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday and Wike polled PDP: 426, 279 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 129,855 vote, leaving a margin of 296,424.

Obo Effanga, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, said collation will continue by 10am on Wednesday.

There are two more local government areas INEC is yet to announce while supplementary election will hold across six LGAs on April 13.

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is supporting the AAC in the election since internal crisis prevented the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers from fielding candidates in the 2019 elections.

Results released so far include:

Port Harcourt LGA:
AAC 11,886
PDP 40,197

Ikwerre LGA:
AAC 5,660
PDP 14,138

Andoni LGA
AAC 5,335
PDP 92,056

Oyigbo LGA
AAC 32,026
PDP 8,652

Eleme LGA
AAC 2,748
PDP 9,560

Opobo/Nkoro LGA
AAC 3,888
PDP 6,314

Bonny LGA
AAC 3,046
PDP 10,551

Okrika LGA
AAC 3,803
PDP 25,572

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