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Guber election: PDP wins more LGAs in Rivers

Blessing Okorite, Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won more four Local Government Areas in the ongoing collation of the May 9, 2019 Rivers State Governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

On Tuesday at the collation, the State Governor Nyesom Wike who is the PDP candidates for the guber election cleared 15 LGAs, while the African Action Congress, AAC, candidate, Biokpomabo Aware, has so far won two LGAs.

As at the time of this filing this report, PDP was leading in 17 out of the 23 LGAs in the state

Below are the results collated so far on Wednesday.


Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area

Returning officer, Dr Otobo Wenika

12 wards, 7 wards were collated, while 5 wards were cancelled

Registered voters – 54569

Accredited voters – 13492

Total valid votes – 13281

Rejected votes – 211

Total votes cast – 13492

Peoples Democratic Party – 11855

African Action Congress – 814


Obio/Akpor Local Government Area

Returning officer, Dr Woke Ngozi

17 wards

Registered voters – 600622

Accredited voters – 296956

Total valid votes – 292324

Rejected votes – 2448

Total votes cast – 294772

Peoples Democratic Party – 281164

African Action Congress – 7495


Asari-Toru Local Government Area

Collation officer, Dr Francis Minima

13 wards, but collation took place in 12 wards

Registered voters – 74047

Accredited voters – 53056

Total valid votes – 52787

Rejected votes – 256

Total votes cast – 53043

Peoples Democratic Party – 32172

African Action Congress – 18945


Degema Local Government Area

Collation officer, Dr Sunday Elum

17 wards

Registered voters – 90578

Accredited voters – 19129

Total valid votes – 18585

Rejected votes – 544

Total vote cast – 19129

Peoples Democratic Party – 12133

African Action Congress – 5071

Meanwhile, the collection exercise has been suspended for three hours to enable the State Returning officer, Prof Teddy Adias, complete his work, probably for the declaration of the total result later in the day.

Details later…