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PDP Wins As INEC Concludes Collation Of Results In Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency

PDP  Wins as INEC  concludes Collation of results for Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP also wins Etche State Constituency  2
Governor Wike  declares that Rivers people  will continue to  resist  rigging by INEC and security agencies
RESULTS: ETCHE/ OMUMAFEDERAL CONSTITUENCY: APC 6220 PDP 15,221
ETCHE STATE CONSTITUENCY 2: APC 1618 PDP 4162
The Peoples Democratic Party  ( PDP) has won the  Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency after INEC  Returning Officer, Prof Shola Omotola   completed the collation of results at the Collation Center at Okehi.
With the results  collated from the Supplementary Elections of February  25, 2017, and rerun elections of December 10, 2016, Chief Jerome Eke of the PDP  defeated  Mr Ogbonna Nwuke of the APC.
Also, the Tony Ejiogu of the Peoples Democratic Party defeated his closest challenger, Mr Golden of the APC.
For the Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency, Returning Officer, Prof Shola Omotola announced that APC  Polled 6, 220 votes while PDP polled 15, 221 votes.
For the Etche State Constituency 2, Returning Officer, Oluwatosin Odusonya announced that APC  scored 1618 votes while PDP polled 4162 votes.
As the two INEC  Returning Officers  for the Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency, Prof   Shola Omotola and  Etche Constituency 2, Oluwatosin Odusonya were about to declare  the PDP  winner, military personnel  at the Collation Center  brought a phone to them, claiming that the  call was from the National Commissioner  of  INEC in charge of the election.
Upon receiving the call, INEC Returning Officer  for Etche/ OmumaFederal Constituency, Prof Shola Omotola  stated that all collated results should be  moved to the Port Harcourt office of INEC.
Soldiers of the Nigerian Army who stopped the declaration  at Okehi moved the collated results alongside party agents and political leaders to Port Harcourt.  They were joined by PDP  leaders led by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  and the APC Candidate for Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency, Mr Ogbonna Nwuke.
At the headquarters, leaders of the two parties insisted that the two INEC Returning Officers publicly announce collated results to the media and party agents present.
After the announcement, the INEC Returning Officers handed the already  collated results to party agents.
Party leaders left INEC  by 3.30am on Sunday morning, while agents and security agencies  were detailed to stay with the INEC  Returning Officers for the declaration of results by 9 am on Sunday, 26th February 2017.
The Returning Officers claimed that they were directed by the National Commissioner not to declare PDP  winner of the two elections.  They claimed that the National Commissioner said she must get clearance from Abuja before  any further step would be taken.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike condemned  the act of trying to subvert the will of the people Rivers State through INEC Result manipulation, backed reckless security agencies.
He said Rivers people will continue to  resist all fraudulent attempts  to manipulate election  results.  He declared that elections can only be won at the polling units  and not through the swapping of result sheets by security agencies and INEC.
Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
26th February 2017.
(Authority)

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