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INEC Finally Declares Winner Of Rivers State Governorship Election




Siminaliayi Fubara, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared the winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Rivers state.
As reported by the Punch newspaper, Fubara was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) (late at night) on Monday, March 20. During the declaration, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, the INEC Returning Officer, disclosed that the PDP bannerman cleared all 23 local governments of the state, pulling 302,614 votes to ward off his opponent Tonye Cole of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who pulled 95,274. Elsewhere, Senator Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Beatrice Itubo of the Labour Party (LP) settle for third and fourth place, polling 46,981 and 22,224 votes, respectively.

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