The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, defeated President Muhammadu Buhari following the official collation of result for Rivers state as published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and declared on Tuesday, February 26.
Atiku scored 473,971 votes to defeat President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress who polled 150,710 votes in the state election. INEC's result sheet indicates the data for the poll are as follows: total valid votes - 642,165, rejected votes - 24,420 and total votes cast - 666,585.
It was revealed that elections did not hold in two local government areas due to electoral officers being prevented from moving materials to polling units from wards.
Moreover, in Ikwerre, there was violence which aborted result collation. Same incidence also happened in Okrika.
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Results from five local government areas were cancelled, leading to 1402 polling units being affected as well as 942,358 voters.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that INEC on Sunday, February, 24, announced that an ad hoc staff deployed for election presidential and National Assembly elections in the state was dead.
The chairman of INEC, Yakubu Mahmood, during a briefing with journalists and some international observers including the United States ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said Ibisekin Amachree was hit by a stray bullet on her return from duty Degema local government area of Rivers state.
Praying for the repose of Amakiri’s soul, Mahmood condemned incidents of violence across some states in Nigeria at the polls.
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