Rivers Rerun PDP leads with 1 federal, 8 state seats

The result signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Aniedi Ikoiwak, showed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the only House of Representatives seat of Abua/Odual/Ahoada East constituency

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Governor Nyesom Wike at a polling booth during the just concluded Rivers rerun election held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of one federal constituency and nine state assembly seats in Saturday`s re-run legislative elections in Rivers.

The result signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Aniedi Ikoiwak, showed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the only House of Representatives seat of Abua/Odual/Ahoada East constituency

Mrs Betty Apiafi of the PDP polled 19,188 votes to beat Mr Ewor Robinson of APC who scored 6468 to win House of Representatives poll.

The result also showed that the party won eight of the nine state assembly seats while the All Progressives Congress (APC) won one seat.

The state assembly result showed that Mr Martins Manah of PDP scored 6,654 votes to win Ahoada East 1 seat as against 2,077 votes polled by Mr Apia Chinedu of APC.

Ehie Edison of the PDP recorded 3,417 votes to beat Ibiso Nwobuiyeuma of APC with 1,429 to win Ahoada East 11 seat; Mr Jack Major of PDP got 11,624 votes to defeat Mr Ineye Jack of APC with 810 votes for Akuku-Toru constituency 1.

Emohua constituency was won by Mr Samuel Ogeh of PDP, who polled 13,621votes to beat Mr Chidi Lloyd of APC with 5,413 votes.

For Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni constituency, Mr Christian Ahiakwo of PDP won with 7,256 votes at the expense of APC’s Gift Wokocha who polled 1,845 votes.

Kelechi Nwogu of PDP polled 5,568 votes to beat Mr Anyanwu Leo of APC with 3,241 votes to win Omuma constituency.

It said that Martin Amaewhule of PDP had 9,703 votes to beat Mr Collins Ordu of APC with 4,078 votes for Obio/Akpor constituency 1 seat.

In Obio/Akpor constituency 11, INEC said that Michael Chinda of PDP won the seat but did not indicate the votes cast.

It said that the only seat won by the APC so far was Opobo/Nkoro constituency where Mr Andrew Miller polled 9,546 votes to beat Mr Diri Adonye of PDP with 3,465 votes.

The re-run election was conducted in 22 of the 32 state constituencies; 12 out of the 13 House of Representatives seats and the three senatorial seats in the state.

Ikoiwak said the commission had suspended further announcement of results to conduct audit of materials and personnel used for the elections.

He also said that no date had been fixed for repeat of the poll in the eight local government areas where it cancelled the exercise due to violence and irregularities.

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