The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has made another stop to the collation of results of the governorship election in Rivers State.
Recall that the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the State, Governor Nyesom Wike was leading based on the results that emerged so far from the resumed collation.
The Commission however suspended collation of results of delayed election in Rivers state. INEC had on Wednesday started collation of results after suspending the collation of Rivers elections on Tuesday till 9 am, Wednesday.
However, the Commission by 1pm again suspended the collation of results till 3pm.
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of the People’s Democratic Party PDP is leading with 426,279 collated votes in 15 LGAs out of 17. But, the major opposition AAC Gubernatorial candidate, Biokpomabo Awara followed with 129,855 collated votes.
Earlier, electoral umpire had resumed collation of results of the stalemated election in Rivers state. INEC started collation of results after suspending the March 9th elections in the state because of widespread violence recorded in most parts of the state.
The Rivers State Governorship election Collation ended yesterday with Governor Nyesom Wike of the People’s Democratic Party PDP leading with 426,279 collated votes in 15 LGAs out of 17.
Meanwhile, the major opposition AAC Gubernatorial candidate Biokpomabo Awara followed with 129,855 collated votes.
The collation resumed Wednesday with results from;
OGU-BOLO LGA Returning officer – Prof. Weneka No. Of Wards -12 Registered -54569 Accredited voters – before disruption -13492
AAC: 810 PDP: 11,855
OBIO AKPOR LGA Returning Officer- Dr. Woke Godfrey Ngozi No. of Wards -17 Registered voters- 600622 Accredited- 296956
AAC: 7,495 PDP: 281,164
ASARI-TORU LGA Returning Officer – Dr. Francis Minimah Wards – 13 Reg. Vote-74047 Accredited- 53056
AAC: 18,945 PDP: 32,172 SDP -201
DEGEMA LGA Returning Officer- Dr. Stanley Edum No. Of Ward – 17 Registered voters- 90578 Accredited- 19129
AAC: 5,071 PDP: 12,133
With the latest collation, Wike is now winning in 17 from results of 19 Local Government areas declared.
In another development, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued Certificates of Return to the Kano State Governor-elect Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The Commission also issued Certificate of Return to Ganduje’s deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and 27 elected members of the state House of Assembly.
INEC’s national commissioner in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, Engr. Abubakar Nahuche while presenting the certificates to elected officers in Kano on Wednesday, called for the spirit of sportsmanship among the political class in the country.
Nahuche urged politicians to eschew a do or die politics. He congratulated the winners and stated that the outcome of the election was a true reflection of democracy. The INEC Commissioner insisted that Nigerian democracy had significantly developed.
Recall that the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,in Kano State Abba Yusuf had vowed to challenge the victory of Ganduje in court. The matter is yet to come up for hearing.
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