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Wike, Rivers Lawmakers Get Certificate Of Return



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented Certificates of Return to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, his deputy, Ipalibo-Harry Banigo.

The commission also presented certificate of return to 32 assembly members-elect in the state.

The certificate presentation took place at INEC office in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

Wike won the governorship election in the state held on March 9.

Wike under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP polled a total of 886,264 votes to defeat his major rival at the polls, Biokpamabo Awara under the platform of African Alliance Congress, AAC who scored 173,859 votes.
Of the 32 members elect, 30 are of the PDP while 2 are of the Social Democratic Party, SDP and only one woman.
Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC of Rivers, in an opening remark thanked God almighty for the elections, as well as all those who ensured the success of the 2019 elections and commended efforts of the security agencies.

Also, INEC Chairman represented by National Commissioner of Bayelsa, Edo states, May Agbamuche-Mbu thanked all for the peaceful success of the election and hopes future elections in the state will be peaceful.

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