The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has defeated his rivals in the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.
The total results announced by the state Collation Officer and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Teddy Charles Adias, on Tuesday showed that Tinubu polled 231,591 votes to defeat his closest rival Obi, who scored 175,071 while Atiku trailed with 88,468.
The results, which were announced at the INEC Presidential Election Collation Centre in Rivers, also showed that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 10,514 votes.
Adias said out of the 3,315,005 registered voters, 605,055 were accredited for the election while valid votes stood 523,651.
It was the first time since 1999 that another political party other than the PDP would win Rivers.
The councils won by Tinubu are Asari-Toru, Oyigbo, Abua Odua, Omuma, Gokana, Emohua, Eleme, Tai, Opobo Nkoro, Ikwerre, Akuku-Toru , Khana, Ahoada East and Obio-Akpor.
Obi won in Bonny, Ahoada West, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Port Harcourt City and Etche while Atiku clinched Ogu-Bolu, Okirika, Andoni and Degema.
Tinubu lost his lead of Rivers once to Obi when the result of the Port Harcourt City was collated as the Labour Party candidate won the council with a wide margin.
Obi polled 62,451 votes to win the council leaving Atiku with 7,303 and Tinubu with 5,562.
But Tinubu regained the State following the results of Obio-Akpor, the Local Government Area of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
In Obio-Akpor, Tinubu polled 80,239 votes to defeat Obi, who came a distant second with 3,829 and Tinubu, who got 368 votes.
The results according to their local government areas are: