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Monday, 13 April 2015

Nyesom Wike of PDP Declared Winner of River State Governorship Election - PDP Also Sweeps State Assembly

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Nyesom Wike - Gov-Elect River State
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former minister of state for Education and governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship elections in the state.
Announcing the election results at about 4:13 am on Monday, at the INEC office in Port Harcourt, the Returning Officer for the state and Vice Chancellor of University of Benin, Professor Faraday Osasere Oruwese, said Wike garnered 1,029,102  87.77 per cent to emerge as winner beating All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, who came second with 124,896, while candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Prince Tonye Princewill, came third with 10,142.
The PDP also won 25 seats in the state assembly, while APC won one seat in Eleme Constituency. 
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