Governor Wike Wins Rivers Governorship Election

Nyesom Wike has been declared by INEC as the winner of the Rivers Governorship Election.

Wike who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 886,264 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr. Awara of the AAC.

The Returning officer, Professor Teddy Adias of the Niger Delta University Otuoke, Bayelsa state, made the declaration.

In breaking down the details of the poll, Professor Adias noted that the total registered Voters were 3048741.

He further informed that the total accredited votes were 1130445 and the total valid votes were 1102823.  The total votes cast were 1123840.

Professor Adias further noted that the total number of registered voters in places where elections did not hold is 249324.

Wike’s victory comes after very a very tense polling exercise in Rivers State, which recorded cases of violence and electoral anomalies that sought to mar the election.

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