Wike retains seat as Rivers governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has finally retained his seat for a second term.

Wike, who has been declared by INEC as the winner of the Rivers Governorship Election polled 886,264 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr. Awara of the AAC.

INEC had, on March 10, suspended the collation of the results of the election in the state citing electoral violence.

The Returning officer, Professor Teddy Adias of the Niger Delta University Otuoke, Bayelsa state, made the declaration.

Professor Adias noted that the total registered Voters were 3048741, explaining that the total accredited votes were 1130445 and the total valid votes were 1102823.  The total votes cast were 1123840.

Professor Adias also stressed that the total number of registered voters in places where elections did not hold is 249324.

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