Rivers rerun: APC’s Abe wins Senate seat

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Senator Magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress will return to his seat as representative of the South East senatorial district.

He was on Sunday night declared winner after Saturday’s rerun by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Returning Officer Prof. Gideon Onuekwusi, said Abe of the All progressives Congress (APC) polled 125,938.

His closest rival Olaka Nwogu of the PDP polled 25,394 votes.

Labour Party candidate Kingsley Okechukwu scored 549. Okey Ude of NNPP scored 96, and Brown Elfreda of UDP scored 99.

The PDP candidate in Rivers East, Thompson Sekibo, was leading last night based on the results so far released.

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