Finally, INEC Declare Winner of Rivers State Governorship Polls
- As expected, the Peoples Democratic Party has retained the governorship seat in Rivers state
- Siminaliayi Fubara, the anointed candidate of Governor Nyesom Wike, won the gubernatorial polls by a landslide victory
- He was declared winner of the governorship election after polling 302,614 votes to dust his opponent Tonye Cole of the APC, who polled 95,274
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Siminaliayi Fubara, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared the winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Rivers state.
As reported by the Punch newspaper, Fubara was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) (late at night) on Monday, March 20.
During the declaration, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, the INEC Returning Officer, revealed that the PDP bannerman cleared all 23 local governments of the state, polling 302,614 votes to dust his opponent Tonye Cole of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who polled 95,274, Channels TV reported.
2023 Rivers state guber polls: SDP emerges third place
Elsewhere, Senator Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Beatrice Itubo of the Labour Party (LP) settle for third and fourth place, polling 46,981 and 22,224 votes, respectively.
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As gathered by Legit.ng, the total number of accredited voters for the Rivers state gubernatorial polls stood at 496,852, while registered voters stood at 3,537,190.
Votes cast stood at 494,604, while 483,934 were valid and 10,670 were rejected votes.
INEC Finally Declares Winner of Delta State Governorship Election
Elsewhere in Delta state, Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared of the Delta state gubernatorial polls.
Oborevwori polled 360,234 to outpoint Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who scored 240,229.
Meanwhile, Labour Party's candidate, Ken Pela, polled 48,047 to emerge in third place after INEC's announcement.