PDP WINS TWO MORE REPS SEATS IN RIVERS
TWO incumbent members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State have been re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sokonte Davies of the PDP won in Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency. He scored a total of 23,394 votes to defeat his rival who got 4,901.
The PDP candidate, Asita Honourable, also retained Ahoada West/Ogba Egbema/Ndoni Federal Constituency seat having scored a total of 42,124 votes to defeat his ACN rival, who got 13,777 votes.
With these results, the PDP has sustained its dominance in Rivers State, having won 12 out of the 13 federal constituencies in the state. Election is yet to be conducted for Port Harcourt City Federal Constituency 2.
Meanwhile, ACN Chairman in the state, Uche Okwukwu, has called for the cancellation of the results, describing the election as flawed and influenced.
But Chairman of the Chibuike Amaechi Campaign Organisation, Nyesom Wike, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting what he described as the most transparent election in the state.
He described the ACN's allegation as spurious and urged its members to abandon the party, which he described, as a sinking ship, urging them to join hands with the PDP to move the state forward.
He said it had always been the wish of the PDP to defeat the ACN governorship candidate, Abiye Sekibo, in his ward and lauded the people of Okrika for actualising this.
Wike also denied the allegation that wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, had instructed the Joint Task Force to intimidate ACN supporters in Okrika.
In a related development, the Amaechi 2011 Re-election Campaign Organisation has raised an alarm over alleged plans by the ACN and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Rivers State to rubbish and disrupt the elections in the state, knowing that they stand no chance of winning PDP.
At a media briefing, the organisation's Director of Publicity, Mr. David Iyofor, said the ACN and APGA have concocted several lies against Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the PDP in the state with plans to reveal them in the media and to the people on election day.
Iyofor said: 'The fairy tales they intend to tell on Saturday include frivolous accusations of intimidation against Governor Amaechi and the PDP; and to raise wild and spurious alarms on inducement of voters against the governor.
'We are calling on the media and all Rivers people to completely ignore and disregard these allegations when they come. We urge the people to go about the elections peacefully and ignore the lies of these drowning so-called opposition parties and their cohorts.
'The ACN and APGA are not ready for the elections. They know they would fail woefully at the polls. So, they just want to raise enough dust to prepare the ground for going to court to challenge the outcome of the elections'.