PDP win 2 senatorial seats in Rivers re-run

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates winners of the Rivers East and Rivers West senatorial districts in the re-run elections conducted last Saturday.


Declaring the results for Rivers East Senatorial District, the Returning Officer, Prof Onu Ekumankama, said PDP’s Senator George Sekibo polled 98,098 votes to defeat Mr Andrew Uchendu  of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 34,193 votes.


For Rivers West Senatorial District, the Returning Officer, Prof Raphael Ndubuisi Echebiri, declared that the PDP’s  Osinakachukwu Ideozu polled 107,166 votes to defeat APC’s Otelemaba Amachree who scored 46,898 votes.


The declaration of the two results won by the PDP led to widespread celebration by Rivers’ residents across the state.

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