PDP defeats APC in Rivers East Senatorial rerun elections

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and APC are locked in a battle for supremacy for Rivers East Senatorial District rerun elections. Senator George Sekibo has been declared

PDP’s candidate, Senator George Sekibo, has been declared the winner of the hotly contest Rivers East Senatorial District seat.

Sekibo defeated his rival, Chief Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress, to claim the seat.

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 INEC’s returning officer for the senatorial district, Orji Onu Okumenkama, called the results in favor of Sekibo.
According to Orji, Sekibo polled 93,098 votes to defeat Uchendu who scored 34,193 votes.

However, the leadership of All Progressive Congress is protesting the results.Sekibo’s victory was followed by a protest by APC leaders in the state, who maintained that they would not accept the result.

They have said the elections in that district were rigged and as such would not accept the result.

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Meanwhile, there was commotion at the Port Harcourt Local Government Secretariat before the result was announced as security agents shot sporadically into the air.

It was gathered that a PDP collation agent, Chinyere Igwe, who is the State Commissioner for Urban Development, was arrested at the secretariat by the police.

More details soon…