•APC gets one as INEC declares more results

From Chris  Anucha and Tony John, Port Harcourt

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday, released additional five results from the March 19, 2016 legislative  rerun elections in Rivers State.

The commission had earlier released nine state  constituency results and  one Federal Constituency  election results. Betty Apiafi won the Abual/Odual/Ahoada Federal Constituency   election result released earlier by INEC.

In yesterday’s result, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cleared the three Federal Constituency results, while the two major political parties (APC and PDP) shared the   two  state constituency seats declared by the commission.

A breakdown of the results showed that  in  Port Harcourt  Federal  Constituency 1, Kenneth Chikere (PDP) polled  18,904 votes, to defeat his  major  rival, Igo Aguma  of APC  who scored 6,035 votes.

In Port Harcourt  Federal Constituency 2, Blessing Nsiegbe  of  PDP scored 6,968 votes to defeat Collins Owhondah  of  APC  who polled 3,154 votes.

In Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Kingsley Chinda of  PDP scored 27,895 votes,  to defeat APC candidate and former  Chief of Staff to Chibuike Amaechi,  Anthony Okocha, who  got 9,514 votes.

Also, the candidate of  APC, Benibo Anabraba,  clinched the State Constituency seat for Akuku-Toru 2, having  scored 2,970 votes.

The PDP candidate, Tonye Alalibo  was disqualified by INEC.

In  Port Harcourt Constituency 2,  Adoki Smart  of  PDP scored 15,244 votes to beat Mrs. Irene Inimgba  of  APC, who polled 2,844 votes.

INEC, on  March 14 and 17 conveyed the disqualification of  Tonye Alalibo to PDP in separate letters.

But  PDP, in  a letter dated March 18 and signed by the state Secretary and Commissioner for Water Resources, Prince Walter Ibibia, objected to the disqualification.

With the recent result, eleven State Constituency election results have been released, while a total of four Federal Constituency results have been released.

In copies of the released results signed by the  Resident Electoral Commissioner, Elder Aniedi  Ikoiwak, INEC said some of the  State/Federal Constituencies and Senatorial seats were inconclusive as a result of reports of election cancellations and elections not  conducted for reasons  of  serious  violence in some units and registration area.

According to  the REC, new dates for  the conduct of the remaining elections would be communicated  after consultation with stake holders.