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INEC declares Wike winner of Rivers Governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday declared the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike winner of the governorship election held in the State on March 9.

According to the results announced by Prof. Teddy Adias, INEC’s Returning Officer, Wike polled 886,264 votes to defeat Biokpomabo Awara, of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who scored 173,859 votes.

Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, defeated his challenger with 712,405 votes margin to win by a landslide.

Adias said the total number of registered voters was 3,048,741, accredited voters 1,130,445, valid votes cast 1,102,823, total votes cast=1,123,840 and voided votes, 249,324.

Mr Chukwunenye Kocha, the AAC party agent said that the party would study the results before taking any decision.

Kocha, however, said that the party stood for peace.

He urged the people of Rivers and other political parties to maintain peace.


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