Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:16 am
The Peoples Democratic Party has won more seats in the national and state legislative rerun elections, according to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday night.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Aniedi Ikoiwak said PDP candidates won Port Harcourt Federal constituencies 1 and 2 and that of Obio/Akpor in the violent 19 March elections.
In Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 1, Kenneth Anayo Chikere of the PDP , got 18, 904 votes to defeat his APC rival, Igo Aguma, who polled 6, 035 votes.
In Port Harcourt Constituency 2, PDP’s Mrs. Blessing Nsiegbe, polled 6, 968 votes to defeat Collins A. N. Owhondah of the APC, who got 3,154 votes.
Adoki Tonye Smart of the PDP was also declared the winner of Port Harcourt state constituency 2.
PDP’s candidate for Obio/Akpor state constituency, Kingsley Chinda, polled 27, 895 votes to defeat his closest rival, Tony Okocha, of the APC, who polled 9, 514 votes.
However, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Benibo Fredrick Anabraba, was declared winner of Akuku-Toru state Constituency 2. His PDP opponent was disqualified.
So far, the PDP has won four Federal and eight state constituency seats in the rerun; APC has won two of the state constituency seats.
Ikoiwak said the decision to announce the results was reached last Wednesday at the Abuja meeting of the electoral umpire.
The REC said other constituencies, which had conclusive elections but with their results yet to be announced, were being investigated.They would be released the moment investigations into their conducts were concluded, he said.