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PDP’s Fubara, Coasting Home To Victory In Rivers



Siminialaye Fubara

Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

Rivers Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Siminialaye Fubara, is coasting home to victory winning nine out of the nine local government areas so far declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In the nine councils declared by the Rivers Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Delta State, Prof. Akpofurah Rum-rukeh, Fubara trounced the candidates of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Magnus Abe; All Progressives Congress (APC), Tonye Cole; Labour Party (LP) and others.

In Tai Local Government Area, Fubara polled 9,276 votes to defeat other candidates with his closest rival, Abe, coming distant second with 508. There were complaints of snatching of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

The PDP candidate scored a wide margin of votes in Opobo Nkoro, his local government area polling 11,538 to dwarf his closest rival, Cole of APC, who got 1426 votes. Abe scored only 159 votes in the council.
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Abe lost his Gokana Local Government Area to Fubara, who scored 17,455 votes against Abe’s 13,840 votes while Cole had 7,410 votes.

Fubara won massively in Ogu Bolo Local Government Area scoring 7,103 votes against Cole’s 1,524 votes and Abe’s 310 votes.

In Eleme, the PDP candidate won the local government area with 8414 votes to win the APC candidate, who got 2,662 votes and Abe’s 2,251 votes.

In Ikwerre, the Local Government Area of a former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, the PDP Candidate, Fubara, defeated Cole of the APC with 13,716 against Cole’s 7,503 and Abe’s 1,447 votes.

In Oyigbo, the Local Government Area of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chairman, Desmond Akawor, Fubara won with 9886 votes to win Cole, who scored 2,793 votes and Abe, who got 796 votes.

In Etche Local Government Area, Fubara dwarfed other candidates scoring 16,043 votes to win the APC candidate, who got 6,408 votes and Abe, who polled 2,586 votes.

In Khana Local Government Area, Fubara scored 9,475 votes to win the SDP candidate, who got 5,846 votes and the APC with 620 votes.

Out of 19 wards in Khana, the collation officer said five wards had zero results as people refused to vote on suspicion of fake result sheets.

Despite the noise of the Labour Party, the party, which fielded Beatrice Itubor, had no significant showing at the poll.

While the collation had been suspended to resume at 4pm, the following is the breakdown of the results.

1. Tai LGA

Registered: 76613

Accredited: 10393

A: 34

APC: 295

LP: 13

PDP: 9276

SDP: 508

TVV – 10227

Rejected: 87

TVC: 10314

Snatching of BVAS

2. Opobo Nkoro LGA

Registered: 59047

Accredited: 13376

A: 16

APC: 1426

LP: 10

PDP: 11538

SDP: 159

TVV – 13189

Rejected: 142

TVC: 13331

3. Gokana LGA

Registered: 145566

Accredited: 40702

A: 74

APC: 7410

LP: 97

PDP: 17455

SDP: 13840

TVV: 39467

Rejected: 1235

TVC: 40702

4. Ogu Bolo LGA

Registered: 61705

Accredited: 9295

A: 121

APC: 1524

LP: 34

PDP: 7103

SDP: 310

TVV: 9155

Rejected: 140

TVC: 9295

5. Eleme LGA

Registered: 126111

Accredited: 14852

A: 67

APC: 2662

LP: 544

PDP: 8414

SDP: 2251

TVV: 14247

Rejected: 382

TVC: 14629

6. Ikwerre LGA

Registered: 166079

Accredited: 24677

A: 138

APC: 7503

LP: 895

PDP: 13716

SDP: 1447

TVV: 24090

Rejected: 584

TVC: 24674

7. Oyigbo LGA

Registered: 121815

Accredited: 16894

A: 147

APC: 2793

LP: 2688

PDP: 9886

SDP: 796

TVV: 16561

Rejected: 322

TVC: 16883

8. Etche LGA

Registered: 130757

Accredited: 26933

A: 288

APC: 6408

LP: 552

PDP: 16043

SDP: 2586

TVV: 26320

Rejected: 591

TVC: 26911

Khana Local Government

Accredited voters I6,836

AA 25

APC 620

LP 57

PDP 9,475

SDP 5846

Valid votes 16435

Rejected 401

TVC 16,836

Issues: The conflict between figures on IREV and those declared by ROs.

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