Thursday, 29 July, 2021

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PDP sweeps Rivers council poll


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared all the chairmanship and councilorship positions in Saturday’s Rivers council poll.

It was conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RISIEC).

Though All Progressives Congress (APC) withdrew from the poll, the party had scores of votes in the election, which took place on Saturday.

Announcing the results in Port Harcourt on Sunday at RSIEC office, chairman of the commission, Justice George Omereji (rtd.), declared PDP winner of the Ahoada East chairmanship contest with 35,483 votes.

PDP also won the 13 wards of the LGA for the councillorship poll while the APC that did not take part in the election got 84 votes.

Omereji declared Dr. Chidi Lloyd of PDP winner of the Emohua, chairmanship seat with 93,980 votes as the party also cleared the 14 councillorship seats.

PDP won the Etche chairmanship seat with 27, 883 votes and cleared the 18 seats of the wards.

Also PDP won the Gokana LGA chairmanship seat with 54,578 votes and all the 17 councillorship seats.

In Bonny, the PDP won the chairmanship seat with 18,408 votes and sweept all the 12 wards councillorship seats.

The party also won Asari Toru, chairmanship with 63,727 votes and won all the 13 Ward’s councillorship seats.

The commission declared Mr. Rowland Sekibo of PDP winner of Akuku-Toru with 54, 883 votes.

Omereji advised losers of the elections to accept the result and support the winners to provide good governance at the grassroots while encouraging the winners to carry everyone along.

The RSIEC boss used the opportunity to announce that the certificate of returns would be issued to the winner by Monday at the Commission’s Office on Aba Road.

Credit: The Nation

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