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JUST IN FROM INEC IN RIVERS STATE RIVERS STATE GOVERNORSHIP RESULT

INEC To Resume Collation

Governor Wike Leads In 8 Out Of 10 Local Government Areas So Far Declared

Two Parallel Protests Hit Streets For And Against Collation Of Governorship Results

Daniel Efe/Port Harcourt

Rivers Governorship Result

LGA: Opobo/Nkoro

AAC 3,888

PDP 6, 314

Votes were cancelled in 5 wards out of 11. 19 polling units affected with 7,030 registered voters.

LGA: ELEME

AAC 2, 748

PDP 9,560

Out of 10 wards, results in two wards were cancelled because of violence. They are wards 1 and 8. Polling units affected in Ward 1 is 9 with reg voters of 12044. Number of polling units affected on ward 8 is 15 with reg voters of 15537.

Rivers Governorship Result

LGA: OYIGBO

AAC 32, 026

PDP 8, 652

No. Cancellation. Austin Opara said his party the PDP will accept the result but raised observation that there was high level of militarization of the LGA on the Election Day.

LGA: ANDONI

AAC 5,335

PDP 92, 056

No cancellation.

But AAC agent said they have reservation about the result but that they will address the situations at the appropriate time.

LGA: IKWERRE

AAC 5,660

PDP 14, 938

Election did not hold in two wards out of the 13 wards of the LGA.

No argument. Result received.

LGA: Port Harcourt City

AAC 11,866

PDP 40,197

No objection. No argument. The result has been duly received by the state Returning Officer, Professor Teddy Adias.

Next is Ikwerre LGA

LGA: Omuma

AAC 1, 853

PDP 15, 792

There are 10 wards in Omuma. Votes were canceled in 28 polling units across 8 wards.

Note: no ward was outrightly cancelled. Rather, voted were cancelled in selected polling in its totalling 28. A total of 9627 voters were affected.

LGA: Okirika

AAC 3,803

PDP 25,572

Election held in all 12 wards.

LGA: Akuku-Toru

AAC 36, 661

PDP 25, 765


LGA:
OBIO/AKPOR

AAC- 3,010

PDP- 307,117

At time of filing this report, INEC has gone on brief recess.

READ ALSO: Season Of Protests In Rivers: Two Counter Peaceful Protests For And Against Rivers INEC REC, Army GOC, Police High Commands

Governor Wike in early lead against AAC candidate Biokpomabo Awara

Governor Nyesom Wike, the Governorship candidate of PDP, against the AAC candidate Biokpomabo Awara adopted by APC is already in early lead in Eight out 10 from the results of Saturday March 9 Governorship elections being collated and announced at the INEC Office today Tuesday April 2.

The State INEC Returning Officer, Professor Teddy Arias, is superintending the Collation.

The collations of the result are being done amidst two parallel  Protests for and against the continued collation of what the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, still claims to be the results of the March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Rivers State was staged in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Some of the protesters today in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The protests are in the face of ongoing collation of the disputed results at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, even as the Rivers State Government had dared the organisers of the demonstration to a showdown. 

The Protesters who were against the Collation today was led by an Elder statesman and a Kalabari Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe converged at the Airforce junction on Aba/Port Harcourt Expressway and marched towards Hotel Presidential Axis before they were dispersed by armed Policemen who shot sporadically into the air to dispersed them at Elelenwo Street.

Before they were dispersed, Anabs Sara-Igbe had criticised INEC’s insincerely.

He said the protest was to expose how INEC and its REC in Rivers State, Obo Effanga.

“INEC had told Rivers people that it suspended the Electoral process because of alleged violence. But some weeks after, the same INEC suddenly surfaced with results from 17 local government areas. Where did INEC get the results for which Governor Wike and  PDP are the only ones who are privy of it. We the results kept in Government House?”

The Protesters and Journalists covering them scampered for safety. Unconfirmed number of them were apprehended.

Another group of Protesters who are mainly PDP women simultaneously gathered at the Port Harcourt Polo Club said they rooting for the Collation of the March 9 Governorship results so that the winner could be announced to break the logjam that has befallen Rivers State.

They said they will remain peaceful but would challenge anybody that would disrupt the long awaited Collation of result.

It is noteworthy however  that Emma Okah, Commissioner for Information and Communication Commissioner, had in government announcement on Monday warned that the Rivers State Government was going to arrest anyone found on the streets in any protest.

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