Monday, 13 April 2015

Wike Wins Rivers Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Chief Nyesom Wike, as winner of the Rivers State governorship election.

The Returning Officer of the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Fayode Oruwese, declared the result, today April 13, at the INEC headquarters in Port Harcourt.

He said Nyesom Wike won in 20 local government areas with over a million votes to defeat his closest challenger and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who pulled 124, 896 votes.

Oruwese also said the Labour Party candidate, Prince Tonye Princewill, came third with 10, 142 votes.
“ I professor Fayode Oruwese hereby certify that i was the returning officer for the Rivers State election held on the 11th day of April, 2015. Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside of APC received 124, 896 votes. Wike Ezenwo of PDP received 1, 029 102 votes and that Wike of PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law and having scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is retained elected,” Oruwese said.

The state agent of the PDP in Rivers State and the State Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, told newsmen that the election was credible and the best election ever conducted in Rivers State.
Ikuru said: “As a matter of fact this is one of the best elections that have ever been conducted in this state. As you are aware three national commissioners of INEC came all the way from Abuja to be part of this election and nothing is more credible than that. This INEC we see today is a digital INEC, it is not analogue INEC and no person can fall them. All the things they have done from the time Jega came to power or since he started leading the INEC, we have seen quite a lot of difference. Yes we agree they may not have 100 percent, but i think we are on the road to posterity and ensuring that our votes count.”
In the meantime, INEC said election for Emohua was cancelled due to report of violence and ballot box snatching.

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