Wike leads with over 290,000 in results of 15 LGAs announced by INEC
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has established a significant lead in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday .
From the results of the 15 local government areas announced, Wike polled 426,369 votes against 129,855 votes secured by Biokpomabo Awara of the African Action Congress, leaving a margin of 296,514 votes with two local governments left to be announced of the 17 confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as ready.
Obo Effanga, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, said collation will continue by 10am on Wednesday.
There are two more local government areas INEC is yet to announce while supplementary election will hold across six LGAs on April 13.
Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is supporting the AAC in the election since internal crisis prevented the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers from fielding candidates in the 2019 elections.
The war of supremacy between the minister and Wike has ensured that the state ranked to its billing as the state that experiences most election violence in the country, a record it established in 2015.