Nyesom Wike, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers state governorship election, has won another term.
At the end of the final collation of 21 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 173,859 votes.
The incumbent polled a total of 712,405 votes ahead of his closest rival. Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, had declared support for Awara since the All Progressives Congress (APC) was ineligible to field candidates in the elections.
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— PDP Vanguard (@PDPVanguard) April 4, 2019
I congratulate my friend and brother, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike and the entire people of Rivers state for this sweet and historic victory over those forces of evil who for their own selfish reasons turned the state to a killing field.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) April 3, 2019