Wike emerges as Rivers Governor-elect

by Ranti Joseph


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former minister of state for Education and governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship elections in the state.

Announcing the election results at about 4:13 am on Monday, at the INEC office in Port Harcourt, the Returning Officer for the state and Vice Chancellor of University of Benin, Faraday Osasere Oruwese, said Wike garnered 1,029,102 votes representing 87.77 per cent to emerge as winner.

According to the result, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Dakuku Peterside, came second with 124,896 while candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Tonye Princewill, came third with 10,142 votes.

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