From all indications, it seems the current governor of Rivers, Barrister Nyesom Wike, is coasting home to victory, with the results of the local government areas of the state declared so far. With some major issues surrounding the controversial governorship election in Rivers, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, resumed collation of results of the election on Tuesday, April 2.

The race seems to be between the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, and peoples’ Democratic Party’s Nyesom Wike. With the results declared so far, Gov. Nyesom Wike seems to be heading back to the government house for another term of four years

Below are the results of local government areas declared so far:

  • PORT-HARCOURT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 11,866

PDP – 40,197

  • IKWERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 5,660

PDP – 14,938

  • ANDONI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 5,335

PDP – 92,056

  • OYIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 32,026

PDP – 8,652

  • ELEME LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 2,748

PDP – 9,560

  • OPOBO/NKORO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 3,888

PDP – 6,314

  • BONNY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 3,046

PDP – 10,551

  • OKRIKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 3,803

PDP – 25,572

  • AKUKU TORU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 36,661

PDP – 25,765

  • OMUMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 1,853

PDP – 15,792

  • TAI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 540

PDP – 47,653

  • AHOADA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 3,713

PDP – 14,589

  • EMOHUA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 2,856

PDP – 71,522

  • ETCHE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 7,437

PDP – 11,842

  • OGBA/EGBEMA/NDONI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

AAC – 8,423

PDP – 31,277

Nyesom Wike of the PDP has 426,280 votes at the moment; Biokpomabo Awara of the AAC has a total of 129,855 Votes at the moment. Nyesom Wike is leading by a wide margin of 296,425 Votes.

The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will continue collation of results and declare the results of the remaining local governments of the state on Wednesday, April 3.