INEC announces winners in Rivers National Assembly election
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Rivers has released winners of the National Assembly election conducted on February 25 in Rivers.
INEC announced the results in a statement issued to journalists by the commission’s spokesperson, Geraldine Ekelemu, in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The commission announced the winner of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District as Mpigi Barinada of PDP with 53,734 votes to defeat his closest APC rival, Ngofa Nyimenuate who polled 24,123 votes.
It stated that Rivers West Senatorial District was won by PDP’s Banigo Harry who scored 67,668 votes to beat APC’s Asita Asita who netted 32,572 votes.
The commission also announced that PDP’s Onyesoh Allwell clinched Rivers East Senatorial seat with 134,283 votes to floor LP’s Benjamin Okwuwolu who scored 74,725 votes.
Similarly, INEC released the list of the House of Representatives members from Okrika/Ogubuolo, Etche/Omuma, Ikwere/Emohua, Ahoada West/Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Akuku-Toru/Asari-Toru, Eleme/Tai/Oyibo, Abua-Uduah/Ahoada East, Andoni-Opobo/Nkuru, Degema/Bonny, Obio/Akpor, and Port Harcourt 1, while the result of Port Harcourt 2 is suspended.
The results showed that the All Progressives Congress, APC won only Okrika/Ogubuolo seat, while Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won nine seats and Labour Party also won only one seat for Port Harcourt 1 Federal Constituency.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rivers has 12 members in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly.
NAN recalls that the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Johnson Alalibo, had earlier told newsmen that the results of Port Harcourt 2 federal constituency would be suspended and reviewed due to reports of irregularity.