The minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi who allegedly supports the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has lost his, Ikwerre Local Government to the incumbent governor, Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing collation of the governorship election in the state.
Report has it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 14,938 while the African Action Congress (AAC) polled 5,660.
PDP also won Port Harcourt local government area with 40,197 votes, and AAC polled 11,866.
The contest is mainly between Nyesom Wike, incumbent governor and candidate of the PDP and Awara Biokpomabo, candidate of the AAC.
Altogether, governor Wike has won eight of the ten local government areas declared so far
These include, Port Harcourt City, Ikwerre (Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi’s LAG), Andoni, Eleme, Opobo/Nkoro, Bonny, Okrika and Omuma LGAs as Awara has taken Oyigbo and Akuku Toru.
The AAC candidate enjoys the support of Amaechi who was once a governor of the state, and who’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not field any candidate in the elections in the state.
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