The election results of nine state constituencies and one federal constituency in which rerun elections were held in Rivers State, on Saturday, have been released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, Director of Voter Education Publicity of INEC, confirmed that PDP won in eight state constituencies and one federal constituency while APC won in one state constituency, even as he admitted that the release of results in all other constituencies have been suspended due to violence in the constituencies during the election.
The announcement of the results, however, created more chaos in the state. According to This Day, there was an exchange of gunfire between security men in the convoys of the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, and the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Emma Woke, in Port Harcourt yesterday, which resulted in the death of Woke’s personal assistant.
This Day reports, “Sporadic shooting was also reported at the Abonema area in Akuku Toru Council, few kilometres to Port Harcourt, the state capital. This came as Governor Nyesom Wike and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, squared off against each other at the Mile 1 Diobu police station over a collation officer, Mrs. Ekwi Adebisa, who was purportedly abducted Saturday night by the former governor in company of soldiers.”
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