The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, Similanayi Fubara has emerged winner of the Rivers State governorship election.
Announcing the result in Port Harcourt on Monday night, the Returning Officer, Prof Rim-Rukeh said Fubara secured 302,614 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Tonye Cole, came second with 95,274 votes.
According to Prof Rim-Rukeh, the PDP gubernatorial candidate satisfied the requirements of the law to be declared winner of the March 18 governorship poll. He also declared that the Labour Party candidate, Mrs Beatrice Itubo scored 22,224 to occupy fourth position, NNPP scored 335 votes.
Prof Rim-Rukeh said the number of registered voters was 3,537,190, total number of accredited voters was 496,852, total number of rejected votes was 10,670, while the total votes cast were 494,604.
Fubara is the anointed candidate of the incumbent Governor, Nyesom Wike.