Tinubu sweeps Rivers with wide margin
The All Progressives Congress has won the February 25 presidential election in Rivers State after polling a total of 231,591 from the 23 local government areas of the state.
This came after collated results from the two remaining local government areas, including Governor Nyesom Wike’s Obio/Akpor and Degema, were presented to the state Collation Officer, Prof Charles Adias, on Tuesday evening.
The APC won 14 LGAs, the Labour Party, five, while the PDP won four.
Prof Adias, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, had received the collated results from 21 of the 23 LGAs of the state at the end of proceedings on Monday.
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Receiving the collated results, Prof. Adias said, “We have received the collated results from all the 23 local government areas. I will now give summary of the results.
“From the final collated results, the APC polled 231,591, while the Labour Party scored 175,071 and the Peoples Democratic Party, 88,468 to come second and third respectively.
“The local governments won by the APC are: Obio, Akpor, Oyigbo, Eleme, Tai, Gokana, Khana, Ikwerre, Emuoha, Abua/Odual, Ahoada East, Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru, Omuma, Opobo/Nkoro.
“On its part, the Labour Party won in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Etche, Bonny, Port Harcourt City and Ahoada West, while the PDP won in Degema, Ogu/Bolo, Andoni and Okrika LGAs.”
Prof Adias, while giving the summary of the collated results said, “I am pleased to inform you that we have come to the end of this exercise in Rivers State. It is my honour that I present to you by announcing the results as collated.”
He said the total of registered voters stand at 3,315,005, while the number of accredited voters stood as 605,055.
The finals collated results are:
Total valid votes–523651
Total votes cast–553944.
Prof Adias stated,” That is the result performance of parties and other vital statistics. In addition to this, we had cancellations in some number of RAs (registration areas) involving registered voters and PVCs collected.
“Total number of RAs affected due to cancellation and malfunctioning of the BVAS. 35 RAs were affected. We had 5,414 registered voters were affected.
“Total number of PVC’s collected in these affected units amounted to 51,763,” he added.