Live Updates: Rivers State Governorship Election
Electorates residing in oil-rich Rivers State will troop out en masse today to decide who will govern the South-South State for the next four years.
Naija News reports that the battle for Rivers State is between two godfathers (Governor Nyesom Wike and former Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi) who are plotting to place their loyalists at the helm of the affairs of the state.
Those vying in today’s election include Siminialayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party; the All Progressives Congress, Tonye Cole; Social Democratic Party, Magnus Abe; Africa Democratic Congress, Tonte Ibraye; Accord Party, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs; Labour Party, Beatrice Itubo and many others.
Naija News brings you updates on the fiercely contested guerrilla election…
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, cast his vote in Ward 9, Unit 7A Obio/Akpor Local Government on Saturday
The governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Rivers State on Saturday witnessed a low turnout of voters
APC governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, cast his vote at ward 12 unit 2 in Abonnema, AKUKU TORU LGA
Ward 9, Unit 54 INEC, Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State, officials of INEC waiting for voters to cast their votes
Voter apathy seems to have greeted the ongoing governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers State.
The voter apathy may not be unconnected with the grouse of many electorates who felt that their votes did not count in February, 25th presidential election.
According to Daily Trust, many empty polling units in Port Harcourt City, Obio Akpor, Eleme, Oyigbo, Etche and Omuma local government areas of the State
INEC staff just moving materials to the RAC center from the INEC office at Buguma, Rivers State