Governor Nyesom Wike of the PDP has been declared by INEC as the winner of the Rivers Governorship Election.
Wike polled 886,264 votes to win the polls
At the end of the final collation of the governorship election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 173,859 votes.
By the end of Tuesday, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced results from 15 local government areas, Wike, had polled 426,369 votes against 129,855 votes secured by Awara
This lead was further extend when the commission announced four more results on Wednesday.
In Degema Local Government, Wike polled 12,133 votes to Awara’s 5,071 votes. In the 12 wards of Asari-Toru Local Government, he had 32,172 votes to Awara’s 18,945; while in the 12 wards of Ogo/Bolo Local Government, he polled 11,855 votes to Awara’s 814. The surprise of the day was in the 17 wards of Obio/Akpor Local Government, where he polled an astounding 281,164 votes to Awara’s 7,495.
These results brought Wike’s total as of Wednesday afternoon to 763,603 votes while Awara had 162,180.
When results of the four outstanding local governments were announced on Wednesday’s evening, Wike’s votes soared to 886,264, with Amara recording a distant 173,859.