The first result of the ongoing governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers state has emerged, Naija News can report.
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the governorship and House of Assembly elections at exactly 8 am on Saturday, March 9, amidst tight security.
The election is taking place in twenty-three (23) local government areas, three hundred and nineteen (319) electoral wards and four thousand, four hundred and forty-two (4442) polling units in the state.
In the build-up to the election, Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, popped up clearly as a top contender for the office of the governor.
Apart from Governor Wike, the leading governorship candidates of parties include, Dumo Lulu-Briggs (AP); Victor Fingesi (ADP); Isaac Wonwu (LP), Precious Elekima (SDP); Elem Chinweike of the Hope Democratic Party; (HDP) and Joseph Princewill for the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN).
Sixty-four (64) candidates are vying for the post of a governor, 558 candidates are running for the House of Assembly. There are 3.22 million Registered voters in Rivers state.
Below are the results…
5:44 pm: Unit 6, Ward 4, Opobo/Nkoro LGA
5:44 pm: Ward 1 (Kalaibiama), unit 014, Opobo/Nkoro LGA
Please note that these results are yet to be confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the only body recognised by law to declare election result.