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Rivers’ Election Result Collation: Gov. Wike Takes Early Lead

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Gov. Nyesom Wike, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 9 Governorship/State House of Assembly election in Rivers, took an early lead on Tuesday as result collation resumed in Port Harcourt.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended the collation of the results of the election in the state on March10, citing electoral violence.

The electoral umpire also announced a schedule of activities for the resumption of the exercise, stating that collation and announcement of results would hold between April 2 and 5.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that results from 10 out of the 17 have so far been announced with Wike leading in eight local government areas.

The PDP candidate won in Port Harcourt City, Ikwere, Andoni, Eleme, Opobo -Nkoro, Bonny, Okirika and Omuma Local Government Areas (LGAs) scoring a total of 249,397 votes.

The candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara clinched victory in Akuku-Toru and Oyibo LGAs, polling 10,886.

Results from the remaining seven LGAs are being awaited

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