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Peter Obi leads APC, PDP in Rivers

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, is leading in number of votes so far collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from 21 out of the 23 local government areas of Rivers State.

State Collation Officer, Professor Charles Adias, had earlier on Tuesday announced the adjournment of collation of results from remaining two local government areas, Obio/Akpor and Degema, due to alleged threat to his life by supporters of political parties in the state.

With results so far collated and released at the INEC Collation Centre in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, the LP candidate has polled 171,998 votes so far, while Tinubu scored 148, 970 votes so far.

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, scored 84,992 votes so far, while his New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) counterpart, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso scored 1,115 votes so far.

Obi’s largest votes came from Port Harcourt City local government area where he scored 62,451 votes, while Atiku scored 7,203 votes, followed by Tinubu, who scored 5,562 votes and Kwankwaso’s 301 votes.

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