Despite the orgy of violence across Rivers State, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, is maintaining a slight lead over his Peoples Democratic Party rival, Nyisom Wike, in the early governorship results obtained from the oil-rich state.
Results so far declared in some polling units across the state on Saturday evening showed that the APC and the PDP earned victories in their major areas.
The Director of Communications for Peterside’s Greater Together Campaign Organisation, Ibim Semenitari, said: “In Port Harcourt Ward 018 Polling Unit 012, APC scored 130, while PDP received 84 votes.
However in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Ward 003 PU 001, PDP scored 62 votes and APC recorded 41. In Eleme Alode Ward 2, out of the 11 available polling units, APC won in nine, while PDP secured victory in two.
“The results await the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s), confirmation and announcement,” Semenitari stated.