Tinubu sweeps Rivers



The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has defeated his rivals in the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.

The total results announced by the state Collation Officer and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Teddy Charles Adias, on Tuesday showed that Tinubu polled  231,591 votes to defeat his closest rival Obi, who scored 175,071 while Atiku trailed with 88,468.

The results, which were announced at the INEC Presidential Election Collation Centre in Rivers, also showed that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 10,514 votes.

Adias said out of the 3,315,005 registered voters, 605,055 were accredited for the election while valid votes stood 523,651.

It was the first time since 1999 that another political party other than the PDP would win Rivers.

The councils won by Tinubu are Asari-Toru, Oyigbo, Abua Odua, Omuma, Gokana, Emohua, Eleme, Tai, Opobo Nkoro, Ikwerre, Akuku-Toru , Khana, Ahoada East and Obio-Akpor.

Obi won in Bonny,  Ahoada West, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Port Harcourt City and Etche while Atiku clinched  Ogu-Bolu, Okirika, Andoni and Degema.

Tinubu lost his lead of Rivers once to Obi when the result of the Port Harcourt City was collated as the Labour Party candidate won the council with a wide margin.

Obi polled 62,451 votes to win the council leaving Atiku with 7,303 and Tinubu with 5,562.

But Tinubu regained the State following the results of Obio-Akpor, the Local Government Area of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

In Obio-Akpor, Tinubu polled 80,239 votes to defeat Obi, who came a distant second with 3,829 and Tinubu, who got 368 votes.

The results according to their local government areas are:


APC 14,483

LP 2094

PDP 4476


APC 16,630

LP 10784

PDP 1046


APC 5653

LP 1663

PDP 4685


APC 2708

LP 10488

PDP 2406


APC 6328

LP 2154

PDP 1293


APC 10,122

LP 2215

PDP 8484


APC 9145

LP 4239

PDP 5242


APC 8368

LP 7529

PDP 2391


APC 9442

LP 1506

PDP 486


APC 5701

LP 2093

APC 1542

Ahoada West

APC 3443

LP 4634

PDP 2582


APC 3,306

LP 2,334

PDP 4,614


APC 6057

LP 21,883

PDP 4099


APC 3,182

LP 1,700

PDP 3,132


APC 9609

LP 8752

PDP 4869


APC 2729

LP 4018

PDP 8476


APC 2,428

LP 1209

PDP 3187


APC 8,366

LP 11,232

PDP 5,919


APC 7649

LP 1764

PDP 5483

Port Harcourt

APC 5,562

LP 62,451

PDP 7,303


APC 8066

LP 5,379

PDP 2358


APC 2,375

LP 2,212

PDP 3108


APC 80,239

LP 3829

PDP 368

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