Tension In Rivers As INEC Shuts Down Collation Centre

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is leading in 13 of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers State, in the results released so far.

SaharaReporters had reported earlier that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won nine out of the ten LGAs in Rivers State at he first count.

Results in five local councils of Ikwerre, Okrika, Bonny, Ahoada and Akuku-Toru have been cancelled due to various irregularities and violence where elections never held.

A protest is also said to be imminent as parties have refused to accept the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

See breakdown of results for day two:


APC: 5,329
PDP: 89,843
Comments: Khana has 19 wards but elections didn’t hold in wards 2, 6 and 15. There were security challenges where most ad hoc could not leave the office.

2. Opobo-Nkoro LGA
APC: 3,706
PDP: 3,573
Elections were cancelled in wards of 3, 9 and 11.

3. Emohua (stand down) LGA
APC: 72,745
PDP: 7,148

4. Ogo-Bolo LGA
APC: 2,148
PDP: 8,221

5. Degema LGA
APC: 7,298
PDP: 14,083
There were issues in some wards particularly in 13 wards and election was cancelled.

6. Tai LGA
APC: 2,564
PDP: 45,049

7. Ahoada East LGA
APC: 4,693
PDP: 10,612

8. Ahoada West LGA
No elections held due to insecurity and violence.

9 Ikwerre LGA
Although elections were held, Mary Emanwoyan, the electoral officer, claimed that some forces wanted her to declare fake figures but she refused. She had earlier raised the alarm that Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, is holding her hostage with military personnel.

9. Okrika LGA
Leo Okon, the electoral officer, said he was threatened by an Army captain and he was smuggled out of the vicinity by a District Police Officer, in disguise.

10. Abua/Oduah LGA
APC: 42,496
PDP: 20,416

11: Port Harcourt LGA
APC: 10,742
PDP: 46,851

Meanwhile, Enefiok Essien, the state Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, closed the collation centre abruptly due to tension between some party agents over “stepping down” results of Emohua LGAs, where APC won in a controversial landslide.

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