INEC Declares Wike Winner Of Rivers Governorship Election

Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers state.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Woke has been declared winner of the March 9th governorship election in the state.

Wike polled a total of 886,264 votes to defeat Biokpomabo Awara of the African Action Congress (AAC), who had 173,859 votes. There is a margin of 712,405 between the two candidates.

The final electoral process was conducted by INEC after several hiccups were faced during the elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced results from 15 local government areas with Woke polling 426,369 votes against 129,855 votes secured by Amara.

The huge lead was extended even further when the commission announced four more results on Wednesday.

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Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor.
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.

Wike scored a huge lead at Obio/Akpor Local Government, where he polled 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 before the final results saw a landslide victory for the incumbent.

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