Port Harcourt - The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won two of the three senatorial
districts in the re-run legislative election in Rivers.
Dr Mustapha Lecky, INEC national commissioner in charge of
the south south states, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) won one
He said Magnus Abe of the APC scored 125,938 votes to beat
Olaka Nwogu of the PFP who had 25,394 votes.
He also said George Sekibo of the PDP recorded 93,098 votes
to beat Mr Andrew Uchendu of the APC who scored34, 193 votes.
Lecky said the APC won three house of the eight House of Representatives
seats while the PDP won one.
He also said the two parties won three seats each in the
results of the state assembly released.
“With regards to federal constituencies, we have eight
federal constituency seats that were contested. Out of this eight, four have
been declared and four are outstanding.
“These four outstanding are Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro, Bonny/Degema,
“As far as state constituencies are concerned, we have nine
state capital positions that were contested.
“Six out of these nine have been declared, three are
outstanding, which include Andoni, Etche II and Gokana,” he said.
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Lecky said that violence in Etche Local Government Area
affected the conclusion of the election in the area.
“As a result, we were not able to conclude the outstanding
re-run election in Etche, pending further announcement from INEC.
“As regards the issue of Andoni, which is also outstanding,
we had a lot of difficulties due to lots of violence.
“We went back there several times and up till this moment,
we had a meeting with Andoni stakeholders and we have agreed that we can reset
the collation,” Lecky said.
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