The All Progressives Congress has won the presidential election in Rivers State.
This is after the result for Obio/Akpor local government area was announced, a few hours after the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission for Rivers State, Professor Charles Adias, suspended the collation of election results, citing threat to his life.
APC won the election in the LGA with 80,239 votes. The Labor Party had 3,829 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party had 368 votes.
The result was, however, not accepted by the state Chairman of LP, Dienye Pepple, who caused a scene at the state collation center.
There are unconfirmed reports of manipulation of the result in Obio/Akpor, where NYSC members and Presiding Officers were alleged to have been held hostage and bribed with $100 and $200 to manipulate the result.
Meanwhile, in Degema LGA, the PDP won with 3,108. LP had 2,212, while the APC had 2,375.
Obio/Akpor and Degema are the last LGAs for the collation of result and has cemented APC’s victory in Rivers State.
Total Registered voters: 3,315,005
Total Accredited Voters- 605, 55
LP – 175, 071
PDP – 88,468
Total Valid Vote: 523,651
Total Rejected Votes: 30,293