PDP Sweeps Rivers LG Polls


• Wike to swear in elected officials today

By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in the 23 local government areas last Saturday’s Rivers State local government elections, according to results released by the state Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC).

Chairman of RSIEC, Justice Chukwunenye Uriri, who announced the results in Port Harcourt last night, said candidates of the PDP won both the chairmanship and councillorship seat in the election in which no few 68 political parties participated.

Uriri stated that only two political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is the main opposition political party in the state and the Independent Democrats (ID) boycotted the election.

Meanwhile,  the state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, will swear-in all the newly elected officials by 12.30p.m. today at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Port Harcourt.

A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the governor on Electronic Media, noted that all the newly elected local government council chairmen are to be seated by 12noon.