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Wike’s anointed PDP candidate Fubara sweeps Rivers poll, emerges governor-elect

INEC has declared PDP candidate Siminalayi Fubara, the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Rivers.
Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, INEC’s state returning officer, who declared the results on Monday at the INEC headquarters in Rivers, said PDP scored 302,614 votes.

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Mr. Rim-Rukeh, the vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Effurun, said Tonye Cole, the governorship candidate of the APC, polled 95,274 votes to come second, while the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Magnus Abe, scored 46,981 votes.

He added that the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Beatrice Itubor, scored 22,224 votes to come fourth.

Accord Party (A) scored 7155; Action Alliance (AA),1693; All Alliance Congress (AAC) 386; Action Democratic Party (ADP), 925; and Action Peoples Party (APP), 973 voted.

He also said ADC scored 940 votes; ADP 925; APGA, 489; APM, 568; APP, 973; BP, 137; NNPP, 335; NRM, 2,258; YPP, 664; and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), 338.

Mr Rim-Rukeh said, “Siminalayi Fubara of PDP, having scored the highest votes and had the 25 per cent spread with satisfactory margin of lead, and having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared winner.”

The INEC official gave the state’s total number of registered voters as 3,537,190 and the number of accredited voters as 496,852

He said the total votes cast were 494,604; total valid votes, 483,934 while the total number of rejected votes was 10,670 in the election.

The breakdown of the results on local government areas, as announced by the local government collation officers, showed that the PDP candidate won in all the 23 local government areas of the state.

(NAN)

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