INEC Resumes Collation Of Results In Rivers State
The results from the resumed collation of results for the governorship poll in Rivers State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started trickling in.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the INEC resumed collation of results for the governorship and house of assembly polls in the state on Tuesday, 2nd April.
The electoral body had previously on March 10, suspended elections in the state due to the break out of violence and widespread disruption of the electoral process.
The commission later announced that the results of 17 local government areas were intact, and fixed collation for April 2 to April 5.
At the resumed collation taking place in Port Harcourt, results from three local government areas have been announced as at the time of filing this report.
In Ikwerre local government area where Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation hails from, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 14, 938 votes while the African Action Congress (AAC) polled 5, 660.
PDP also won Port Harcourt local government area with 40, 197 votes, and AAC polled 11, 866.
The contest is mainly between Nyesom Wike, incumbent governor and candidate of the PDP and Awara Biokpomabo, the candidate of the AAC, who is backed by Amaechi.
Recall this online medium earlier on Tuesday, also reported that Justice Inyang Ekwo of an Abuja high court dismissed a suit filed by the AAC seeking to stop INEC from collating the results.