Wike faces Tonye Cole in battle for Rivers

Posted by John Amieyeofori, Port Harcourt | 1 October 2018 | 1,355 times

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•Nyesom Wike votes during the primary

Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers secured a second term ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday. He faces billionaire Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress in the electoral battle for the state’s government house.

Both candidates emerged from the primaries of their parties.

Wike thanked the delegates for electing him and promised not to disappoint the people for placing their confidence in him.
The Chairman of the Electoral Panel and the Returning Officer of the PDP primary elections, Mr Chukwuma Chinwe, said 3,490 voters were accredited for the primary.

He noted that of the 3,490 total votes, 3,345 voted in favour of Wike as the candidate for the PDP Governorship elections in 2019, with nine voided votes. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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