Rivers Rerun: Ikwerre results reportedly hijacked by top politician in River State
results of Ikwerre local
government area of Rivers in the state’s rerun election may have been hijacked,
The Cable reports.Ikwerre and Emouha are said to be the only local
governments of the eight in the Rivers east senatorial district where results
have not been declared.
The results of Ogu/Bolo, Okrika, Omuma, Obio Akpor, and Etche local
governments have all been announced.
The online news portal cited a security source at the INEC collation centre
in Port Harcourt, who said the delayed results were hijacked by a top
The state Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the Minister of
Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi are from that area.
It was reported that election did not hold in Wike’s constituency,
while Amaechi could not take part in the polls due to the missing result sheet
at Ward 8, Unit 14, Ubima, where he was supposed to cast his ballot.
The election in Ikwerre was characterized by ballot box snatching, missing
result sheets, harassment of electoral officials and other electoral
Collation is said to still be ongoing in Rivers south-east, and Rivers west