BREAKING | Magnus Abe Of APC Declared Winner Of Rivers South East Senatorial Re-run

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Magnus Abe, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared winner of the legislative rerun election in Rivers South East Senatorial District.
The returning officer for the Rivers South East district, Onukwuisi Gideon, made this announcement on Sunday.

Abe polled a total of 125,938 votes to defeat Olaka Nwogu of  the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who got 25,394 votes.
There has been a lot of drama associated with announcing the results of the election in the Rivers South East district. INEC officials walked out of the collation centre, leaving the returning officer alone with APC party agents. Journalists and all other party agents also walked out of the collation centre when the INEC official left.
Returning Magnus Abe to the Nigerian senate was a do-or-die project for embattled transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi who is reportedly priming Abe to contest against Governor Nyesom Wike in 2019.
Original report with live updates of the results of the rerun polls.
Ahead of the Rivers rerun election, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have traded hot words with both parties accusing the other of plots to rig the poll or unleash violence on the process.
Indeed there were reports of violence, voter intimidation, ballot box snatching, and stealing of result sheets by agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC in collusion with security agents in the legislative rerun elections in Rivers State which threatened to mar the exercise on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
But for the resilience and vigilance of the people of Rivers, the exercise would have been railroaded and the wishes of the people scuttled.
Elections were to hold in 1,840 polling units in the 23 local government areas to fill 3 senatorial districts, 8 seats in the House of Representatives, and 10 in the state house of assembly.
The senatorial districts and federal constituencies are Akuku-Toru/Asari Toru; Degema/Bonny; Okrika/Ogu-Bolo; Etche/Omuma; Ikwere/Emohua; Khana Gokana; Eleme/Tai/Oyigbo and Opobo/Nkoro/Andoni.
The state constituencies where elections held were Eleme, Gokana, Asari-Toru I, Asari-Toru II, Andoni, Khana II, Etche II, Ikwere, Bonny, and Degema.
We bring you live updates on the results of the poll.
7.00pm Rivers South East Senatorial Seat
Magnus Abe, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared winner of the legislative rerun election.
The returning officer for the Rivers South East district, Onukwuisi Gideon, made this announcement on Sunday.
Abe polled a total of 125,938 votes to defeat Olaka Nwogu of  the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who got 25,394 votes.
There has been a lot of drama associated with announcing the results of the election in the Rivers South East district. With INEC officials walking out of the collation centre, leaving the returning officer alone with APC party agents. Journalists and all other party agents walked out of the collation centre when the INEC official left.
9.10am Bonny State Constituency Seat
Abinye Pepple, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Bonny in the Rivers State constituency election, , has been declared winner of the election.
Below is the INEC result document signed by the returning officer, Ekuka Kalu.
Mr. Pepple got 6,610 votes defeating his All Progressives Congress’ opponent, Henry Halliday, who came second with 2,330 votes.
Bonny is in the Rivers West senatorial district.
8.04am Obio Akpor LGA
Registered Voters 447,490
Accredited Voters 43,990
APC 10,630
PDP 29,282
8.04 am Etche LGA
APC 1,258
PDP: 6,926
7.28am Rivers East – Results at A Glance – PDP Leading

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7.11am Sekibo vs Uchendu
There is currently a margin of  49,937 between George Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers east senatorial district election.
While Sekibo has so far polled a total of 77,691 votes, Uchendu has managed 27,754.
The results of Emouha and Ikwerre local government areas are still being expected as of the time of filing this report.
5.10am Okrika/Ogu Federal Constituency
Hon. Bright Gogo Tamuno of the PDP announced winner of House of Representative Seat.
4.13am ABOLGA
PDP 19707
APC 6542
3.52am Asari Toru Constituency II
Honorable Enemi Alabo George of PDP announced winner of Asari Toru Constituency II.
2.55am PDP wins 4 of 8 LGA of Rivers East
The party swept all four of the eight local government areas that make up Rivers East.
2.20am Okrika Ogu/Bolo
At exactly 2:20am on Sunday, December 11, 2016, Okwulehie Ikechukwu, returning officer of Okrika Ogu/Bolo federal constituency of Rivers state, declared Gogo Tamuno of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election in the area.
Tamuno polled a total of 11,668 votes to defeat Maureen Tamuno of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who secured 5,995 votes.
Ikechukwu made the announcement at council hall, Port Harcourt, the collation centre for Rivers East senatorial district.
2.20 am Ogu/Boko
PDP polled 4,578 votes to defeat APC with 3,052 votes.
2.20am Omuma LGA
 PDP had 28,305 votes, while APC secured only 9,618 votes.
2.20am Okirka
PDP had 457 in Okrika, while APC got 212 votes.
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