PDP sweeps all three senatorial seats in Rivers


The Peoples Democratic Party has won all the three senatorial seats in Rivers State in the result released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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INEC announced the results of the National Assembly election conducted on February 25 in Rivers in a statement by its Public Affairs Officer, Geraldine Ekelemu, in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

The commission announced the winner of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District as Mpigi Barinada of PDP with 53,734 votes to defeat his closest APC rival, Ngofa Nyimenuate, who polled 24,123 votes.

INEC said the Rivers West Senatorial District was won by PDP’s Banigo Harry who scored 67,668 votes to beat APC’s Asita Asita who netted 32,572 votes.

It also announced that PDP’s Onyesoh Allwell clinched the Rivers East Senatorial seat with134,283 votes to floor LP’s Benjamin Okwuwolu who scored 74,725 votes.

Similarly, INEC released the list of the House of Representatives members from Okrika/Ogubuolo, Etche/Omuma, Ikwere/Emohua, Ahoada West/Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Akuku-Toru/Asari-Toru, Eleme/Tai/Oyibo, Abua-Uduah/Ahoada East, Andoni-Opobo/Nkuru, Degema/Bonny, Obio/Akpor, and Port Harcourt 1, while the result of Port Harcourt 2 remains suspended.

The results showed that the All Progressives Congress won only Okrika/Ogubuolo seat, while the PDP won nine seats and Labour Party also won only one seat for Port Harcourt 1 federal constituency.

Rivers State has 12 members in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly.

The INEC state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Johnson Alalibo, had earlier told newsmen that the results of Port Harcourt 2 federal constituency would be suspended and reviewed due to reports of irregularity. NAN