Rivers Rerun: APC’s Magnus Abe Wins South East Senatorial District ElectionFeatured, Latest News, News Sunday, December 11th, 2016
RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Rivers State South-East senatorial district, Magnus Abe has been declared by INEC the winner of the Saturday December 10, 2016 rerun.
Returning Officer for the district, Prof. Onukwuisi Gideon announced Sunday that Abe polled a total of 125, 938 votes, as against his PDP opponent Olaka Nwogu who scored paltry 25,394 votes.
Other results declared were: kingsley Onyekwere Okechukwu LP, scored: 549 votes; Comerade Oke Ude, NNPP scored 96 votes and Efrida of UDP who polled 99 votes
Prof. Gideon indicated that a total of 2,627 votes were rejected out of the total 154, 703 total votes cast.
In his acceptance speech, the senator-elect said “My victory in this election is a reward for faithfulness. I have been faithful to my party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I have been faithful to my people, the people of the Rivers South East Senatorial District and I have been faithful to my leaders and I think God in his infinite mercies has rewarded me with this unprecedented victory.”
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